Assistant Secretary Of The Navy Theodore Roosevelt To Captain Caspar F. Goodrich
[Washington, DC] May 28,1897.
My Dear Captain Goodrich:
Your letter of the 22nd instant to the Secretary was referred to me to think up a special problem for the Staff and Class at the War College. I enclose one which will, I think, be of interest and importance in certain contingencies.
Very sincerely yours,
Special Confidential Problem for the War College:
Japan makes demands on Hawaiian Islands.
This country intervenes.
What force will be necessary to uphold the intervention, and how shall it be employed?
Keeping in mind possible complications with another Power on the Atlantic Coast (Cuba).
Source Note: TLS, DLC-MSS, PTR, roll 313. Captain Caspar F. Goodrich was president of the Naval War College from 1896 to 1898.