302 Dr H. V. Evatt, Minister for External Affairs, to Mr R. G. Casey, Minister to the United States
Cablegram 111 CANBERRA, 26 January 1942
IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET AND PERSONAL
1. In my No. 15  I asked you to convey Prime Minister's 
personal message and I regret that without any authority you
circulated such a document to British Chiefs of Staff. Such a
course is embarrassing in the extreme and may be prejudicial.
2. The JOHCU series is a personal series of messages and that is
why it was intended for the eye of the President  alone.
3. If I correctly gather from your para. 2  that specific
operation referred to was not mentioned to President, whole
purpose of our suggestion may be frustrated; it does not follow,
because you are not supposed to know, that Prime Minister here is
not informed, because of liaison over Anzac area.
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