The Joint Chiefs of Staff to President Truman21

“The Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend as a temporary measure pending decision on a long range policy now under consideration, that you approve the extension for a period of one month of the current policy governing military Lend-Lease to other American nations which was approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in December 1943 and which expires on 30 June 1945. It is the opinion of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that this action is in the interests of the defense of the United States. This recommendation is approved by the Department of State.”22

  1. Copy transmitted to Department on July 2, 1945, in memorandum by Mr. McCarthy, Secretary of the State-War-Navy Coordinating Committee.
  2. Approved by President Harry S. Truman June 30, 1945 (810.24/7–245).