152 Dixon to Curtin
Cablegram S71 WASHINGTON, 6 April 1943, 6.33 p.m.
I have to-day received the following message from the President for transmission to you.
Dear Mr. Curtin,
Your message informing me of Dr. Evatt's visit to Washington is received  and I shall be very glad to see him again as soon as he gets here.  It is regretted that an immediate necessity for the provision of forces, aeroplanes and other military equipment in other theatres of war, together with an acute shortage of transportation facilities, makes it impossible to accomplish at the present time any increase in troops or aeroplanes in addition to those now allocated to the South-West Pacific. I suppose that you have full information in regard to the latest increases.  It is my opinion that, with the additional troops and planes now en route from America to the South-West Pacific, it should be possible, by a determined aggressive use of all available Australian and American forces against the Japanese in those areas which they now occupy in the South-West Pacific, to preclude any serious attack on the continent of Australia. 
Franklin D. Roosevelt