867.248 Martin Co., Glenn L./19: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey ( Skinner )

11. Your No. 5, February 21, noon. It is not the policy of this Government to encourage the export trade in arms and munitions of war. See circular instruction of December 7, 1932.30

Decisions in regard to the manufacture of military equipment manufactured according to specifications under the control of the War Department is a matter within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Secretary of War. I cannot with propriety volunteer advice to the Secretary of War in such a matter.

Phillips
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