American Use of Singapore May Be Point (11-7-40)

The Pittsburgh Press (November 7, 1940)

AMERICAN USE OF SINGAPORE MAY BE POINT

Australia Reported Party To Agreement Reached 'In Principle’

London, Nov. 7 (UP) –

Agreement in principle on a basis for co-operation in the Pacific had resulted from informal conversations among the United States, Great Britain and Australia, it was reported reliably today.

It was reported that the agreements in principle was such that, in the event of emergency decisions, could be made on short notice.

Details of the reported agreement were not divulged and officials were reticent to discuss reports that it involved possible use of the British Far Eastern naval base at Singapore by the United States Navy.

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