J. C. S. Files
Memorandum by the Representatives of the British Chiefs of Staff
C. C. S. 765/8
Agenda for the Next U. S.-British Staff Conference
The British Chiefs of Staff suggest the following agenda for the discussions at Cricket and further suggest that it would save time in starting the discussions when we assemble if this agenda could be agreed before the United States Chiefs of Staff leave Washington.
1. The War Against Germany
(A) Strategy in Northwest Europe
(i) Discussion with General Eisenhower.
(ii) Draft directive to the Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force will be tabled by the British Chiefs of Staff.
(B) Strategy in the Mediterranean
(i) Discussion with Field Marshal Alexander.
(ii) Draft directive to the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean will be tabled by the British Chiefs of Staff.
(C) Coordination of Operations on the Three European Fronts Bomblines and air liaison with the Russians.
(D) The U-Boat Threat
Memorandum may be tabled by the British Chiefs of Staff.
(E) The Combined Bomber Offensive (Unless disposed of separately)
(F) Planning Date for the End of the German War
2. The War Against Japan
(A) Strategy in Southeast Asia Command (SEAC)
Draft directive to Supreme Allied Commander, Southeast Asia Command will be tabled by the British Chiefs of Staff.
(B) Allocation of Resources between SEAC and China
(C) Pacific Operations
Proposals tabled by the United States Chiefs of Staff.
(D) Planning Date for the End of the Japanese War
3. Review of Cargo Shipping
Consideration of report in the light of discussions on strategy.
4. Basic Undertakings in Support of Over-All Strategic Concept