825.24/312: Telegram

The Ambassador in Chile (Bowers) to the Secretary of State

208. See War Department’s telegram no. 68, January 31 to Military Attaché here.24

Have just had a talk with Rossetti who urged that any war material to be sent should arrive coincident with reopening of Congress last week in February to consider Rio resolution for breaking relations with Axis Powers. Properly publicized here this should help remove opposition to ratification. Rossetti said however that if any American military personnel accompanies material this fact should be carefully handled and it should be emphasized that they were merely coming for temporary training purposes.

  1. Not printed; in this telegram the War Department indicated its consideration of sending four batteries to Chile.