Lend-Lease to Latin America, interrupted by war's end, would dry up officially on July 1. Should the U.S. continue to arm the hemisphere?
Yes, said the State Department's Jimmy Byrnes, War's General Dwight Eisenhower and Navy's Admiral Chester Nimitz. They asked Congress for permission to train the Latin Americans in U.S. military dogma and arm them with U.S. guns, ships and planes. They want the hemisphere (Canada could come in, too, if it liked) equipped with interchangeable weapons and trained in a common technique.
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