President  has agreed to complete the confidential strategic staff conversations between Great Britain and the United States.
The President had some misgivings arising from the possibility of leakage of information that they were taking place.
Officers mentioned in my telegram No. 400  will represent Britain. Admiral and General leaving England very shortly. Arrival date uncertain.
The British Ambassador  believes unwise in view of President's hesitant attitude to suggest expanding the numbers involved by adding Australian representation.
However, I understood from Burrell  that Boucher  likely to be travelling Australia to England at an early date. If at all possible I suggest his coming here en route as soon as possible.
Once he is here I have little doubt that I Will be able to work him in. In any case he will be able to see United States Naval Plans confidentially.
Above regarded as completely secret.
If you decide to agree to proposal for Naval Attache here you might appoint Boucher temporarily and replace him by another with or without the intervening interval of time.