In accordance with your request I have considered your constitutional and statutory authority to proceed by executive agreement with the British Government immediately to acquire for the United States certain off-shore naval and air bases in the Atlantic Ocean without awaiting the inevitable delays which would accompany the conclusion of a formal treaty.
December 27, 1940
34 Am. J. Int’l L. 728 (1940), 20 Cong. Dig. 19 (1941) (Aug. 27, 1940, 39 Ops. Att’y Gen. 484 ).
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