Outlying Bases

Archive Report

Postwar Rights At American-Built Bases

Demands in congress for united states ownership

Future american rights at defense bases leased from Great Britain in 1940, and at other naval bases and air fields constructed by the United States on foreign soil, have been the subject of sharp exchanges of opinion during recent weeks between members of the United States Congress and the British Parliament. Exploratory conversations have already been held between representatives of the British government and the American State Department, and London has announced tentative plans for an international conference on the subject “within the year.” A proposal by Prime Minister Fraser of New Zealand for a conference of Pacific nations to consider the ultimate disposition of air and naval bases in that area also is ...

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