818.20/25: Telegram

The Minister in Costa Rica (Hornibrook) to the Secretary of State

87. In two separate conferences held today with the President and the Foreign Minister21 I was requested to cable the Department and urgently request the immediate despatch of an American-Spanish speaking military mission to San José to prepare a plan upon which the Costa Rican Government could base the reorganization of its military establishment. Number of such commission not mentioned [Page 89] but Foreign Minister indicated that the study might require some months. As a matter of policy most urgently recommend that this commission be named at earliest possible date.

  1. Alberto Echandi Montero.