893.24/3–1148: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in China (Stuart)

418. For Clark from Butterworth. CNO76 Navy Dept states no ammo in Pacific surplus essential war reserves and to draw from such reserves would require action by JCS77 and National Security Council. CNO therefore believes suggested action (Embtel 445, Mar 11) impracticable. [Butterworth.]

  1. Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Louis E. Denfeld.
  2. Joint Chiefs of Staff.