Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
MARCH FRIDAY 29 1918
Cabinet – I presented telegram from Knight saying he might have to land at Vladivostok in view of presence of German officers & present and [prevent any?] shipment of munitions from that place to interior for fear it would fall into Japanese hands. Should Japan go into Russia? Lane & B thought it would be better than for Japanese to go in alone WW & Lansing thought not. WW said: What military advantage. Japan has only 400,000 troops, regular & reserved - & is not keen to go in might drive resentful Russia into hands of Germany.
Spoke twice at Geographical Society
Source Note: D, DLC-MSS, Josephus Daniels Papers, Diaries, Roll 1.