810.20 Defense/9–2540: Telegram

The Chargé in Argentina (Tuck) to the Secretary of State

443. Department’s 223, September 25, 3 [2] p.m. Colonel Christian and Captain Brereton inform me that the high command of the [Page 157] military and naval forces of Paraguay agreed to cooperate to the fullest extent in every way possible with United States forces. Aviation bases and airports were particularly mentioned.

These officers desire to emphasize that although many suitable sites are available, they are undeveloped and unprotected, and the Paraguayan Government is without funds necessary for effecting either development or protection.