811.24523/8–1746: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Peru ( Cooper )

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736. Embtel 887, Aug. 17.57 You may inform FonMin War Dept ordering immediate court-martial Corp Miller, Sgt Bethany, judges will proceed Talara from Panamá. Disciplinary action will be taken against others found implicated and eventually against Eiland. Since court will be public except for voting of judges representatives Peruvian [Page 1235] Govt will have full opportunity observe proceedings. Assume presence required witnesses will be facilitated by Govt.

Dept hopes further demands for jurisdiction by Paita or other police may thus be obviated.

Acheson
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