14 Cablegram From Menzies to Fadden
Cablegram, Washington, 3 August 1950
616. IMMEDIATE TOP SECRET
As you will see by immediately following cable, our Mission has had a high measure of success, though an official statement cannot be made for a few weeks.
Also tell Percy Spender that the Pacific Pact is not at present on the map because the Americans are uneasy about the stability of most Asiatic countries. We do not need a pact with America. They are already overwhelmingly friendly to us.
If I visit Japan I may be a week longer away.
[NAA : A11782, 1950/1]