811.203/201: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Egypt (Kirk)

1653. The viewpoint expressed in the last sentence of section 2 of your no. 2177 of December 12, 6 p.m., has been discussed informally with the War Department, which states that it appreciates the necessity for exemplary conduct on the part of its personnel and that [Page 95] American troops in Egypt are under standing instructions with respect thereto.