Negotiations between the United States and Portugal regarding a new agreement granting to American military aircraft transit rights through Lagens airfield in the Azores for the duration of the occupation of Germany and Japan 1
1. For previous documentation relating to United States interest in the airfields in the Azores, see Foreign Relations, 1946, vol. v, pp. 962 ff. For related documentation on U.S. policy with respect to acquisition of military bases and air transit rights, see volume i , compilation entitled “United States National Security Policy”.
 The Acting Director of the Office of European Affairs (Hickerson) to the Under Secretary of State (Acheson)
 Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. William B. Dunham of the Division of Western European Affairs