835.30/18: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Argentina (Weddell)

55. Please call upon Dr. Saavedra Lamas18 and inform him that this Government has been confidentially advised of the intention of the Argentine Government to create a naval war college and that consideration has been given by that Government to the desirability of contracting for the services of foreign naval officers in order to assist in the organization of the college and in the preparation of the course of studies to be pursued, et cetera.

Please state that the President will be very happy to offer the services of three American naval officers in the capacity indicated should this offer be agreeable to the Argentine Government.

  1. Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine Minister for Foreign Affairs.