811.20 Defense (M) Chile/56

Memorandum by the Adviser on Political Relations (Duggan)85

It seems to me that this argument with Chile about copper has gone on long enough. At this particular stage I don’t think that we should permit our general relations with Chile to be jeopardized because of a shortsighted attitude on the part of the Defense Supplies Corporation. I think the Department should step in and cut the Gordian knot. May I have your reaction.

Laurence Duggan
  1. Addressed to Paul Daniels, Assistant Chief of the Division of the American Republics, and to Emilio G. Collado, Secretary of the Board of Executive Operations, both of whom concurred in Mr. Duggan’s viewpoint.