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The Secretary of State to the Minister in Afghanistan ( Engert )

52. An officer of the United States Army handling Afghan matters here wishes to visit Kabul shortly for the purpose of increasing his knowledge of the country. He desires to enter Afghanistan openly as an Army officer and would travel in uniform. The duration of his stay would be about 2 weeks. We feel that such a visit would serve a useful purpose from our point of view but are aware that there might be complications.

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