Posted by Bill Cosson on May 02, 2000 at 14:25:59:
In Reply to: Re: This is a test of North Atlantic-South Pacific imagery early warning system posted by The Captain on May 02, 2000 at 07:52:52:
Greatly appreciate your sensitivity to the delicate nature of placing MTBs in the Marivellas. The Roosevelt Administration is favorable, providing utmost secrecy is maintained, and if compromised nothing can be linked to the White House. Original plans were to place boats in the Solomons, but the British Protectorate is adamantly opposed, thinking that the Japanese would consider it an aggressive act. These are the same Japanese that are trying to overrun China.
As to the possible breaking of the Treaty of Versailles, the plan is to use the boats for an extensive mapping operation of the islands, under the auspices of the American Geographic Society, with USN equipment. Head of the project is Prof. Edwin Gillespie (Boston University), assisted by his lovely niece Penny. If you had read Adventure! Digest #5 you'd know this stuff.
There are elements in the French Government that are supportive, but it is by no means a majority of the cabinet. Utmost discretion is necessary.
The entire liaison staff concurs that you are the man for the job. Please acknowledge at earliest opportunity.
(Acting) Lt.(JG) W.E. Cosson
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