Memorandum by the Liaison Officer (Wilson)

I asked Colonel Johnston21 today whether he could furnish me any information concerning the equipment mentioned by the Venezuelan Ambassador in his note of November 2.22

Colonel Johnston replied that this list is a huge affair comprising large quantities of various types of munitions of war (for instance 16,000 rifles). Many of these articles are now extremely critical in view of the anticipated military operations abroad and it is, therefore, impossible to supply these to Venezuela.

Colonel Johnston added that further consideration would be given to the Venezuelan list as soon as strategic circumstances permit.

I gather that he has been in touch, concerning this matter, with the Venezuelan Military Attaché, Colonel Jones-Parra.

  1. Presumably Col. Winant P. Johnston, International Aid Division, War Department.
  2. Not printed.