811.34532/3–2045: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Brazil ( Berle )

764. Your telegram 866, March 20, 2 p.m. The Navy Department says that Admiral Munroe is merely implementing the Navy’s long-range policy approved by the State Department of gradual withdrawal from Brazil. No abandonment of bases is contemplated in the immediate future. I suggest that you talk over the problem with General Wooten25 and Admiral Munroe. In the meantime we are preparing in conjunction with War and Navy a more explicit reply to your inquiry.

  1. Maj. Gen. Ralph H. Wooten, Commanding General, United States Army Forces, South Atlantic.