Reference Mr Churchill's mission to United States of America. I
contemplated submitting to Churchill and Roosevelt a new
appreciation of our position for consideration in conjunction with
the deliberations taking place. However, after consulting
MacArthur who has pointed out that through him the United States
authorities have been fully acquainted with position in the South-
West Pacific Area and that you also have full information , I
have decided not to make a submission to Churchill and Roosevelt.
I know however that you will take every opportunity that may arise
of diplomatically submitting our case.
It is not required that we inject Australian demands unless they
be specifically asked for and I feel that the wise course is to
fish for such a request rather than to waken disfavour by a
forcible intrusion. My deep regards.