Basis for Bases

Out of his brief case last week Frank Knox pulled assorted reasons for extending Lend-lease. The House Foreign Affairs Committee was only mildly interested. But off his cuff the Navy Secretary produced a clincher: a by-product of Lend-Lease, said he, will be our Allies' willing ness to be generous about transferring Pacific bases to the U.S.

Said Frank Knox: "We are not avid for more territory. We do not want to take sovereignty of anything. But it would be wise to insist upon complete control and possession of a sufficient number of bases in the Pacific to insure that both...

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