Marshal Foch resumed his offensive to gain the Rhine frontier. His plan to secure western Europe from German aggression had not changed since November 1918. Generally, plans for solving the problem of West European security along lines proposed by Foch placed British leaders in an awkward position. The Foch programme was also opposed by the British and American technical experts who met on February 21 to concert their views on Germany’s frontiers. Tardieu rejected the assurance that German disarmament and the League of Nations would provide adequate security for France. Lloyd George conferred with Clemenceau and House in an attempt to reach agreement. On March 7, Colonel House complained in a wire to Wilson that the French Premier took the ‘unreasonable position that the Left Bank should never be allowed to rejoin Germany’. Lloyd George objected to the provisions regarding the strength and organization of the future German army.