Who Was That Convoy I Saw You With Last Night?
Convoy or patrol? That is the question. FDR is shown here explaining that his perceived naval convoy is in fact just a naval patrol. This distinction was very important to FDR as the American public disapproved of his naval expenses. FDR maintained that the naval build up was strictly for defensive purposes in the years leading up to World War II.
 Robert Dallek. Franklin D. Roosevelt and American Foreign Policy, 1932-1945. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.) 90.