The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Paraguay ( Beaulac )
63. Before giving its approval Dept wishes your recommendation on Navy Dept proposal to sell to Paraguay from surplus 18 landing craft of assorted sizes and types armed with small guns and suitable for river transportation of personnel and vehicles. These small vessels requested by Paraguay in staff conversations, and constitute Navy interim program for Paraguay. Similar allocations being made to several other countries including Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Chile.