810.20 Defense/1264: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Colombia (Braden)

260. Your 341, August 9, midnight. For your very confidential information the only free funds that have thus far been made available to any American Republic are $275,000 to Ecuador. These funds were furnished by special allocation from the President’s emergency funds. It is repeated that this is the only way by which free funds not to be repaid can be made available.

Should the President desire that a U. S. officer accompany the Colombian officers to Washington he should be neither your military nor naval attaché but the chief or one of the officers of the advisory missions to the Colombian Government.