GUATEMALA (W/ATTACHMENT)

Created: 9/2/1954

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ROUTING AND RECORD ShcET ' S&&

Officer designatloni *houM bo uted In the "TO" column. Under each commentline thould be drawn acrow shed and each comment numbered to cwreipood with tho number in the "TO" column- Each officer ihould Initial (check mark tntuffcient) boforo further routina. Routing and Record Sheet ihould bo returned to Repitry.

CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM

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1. Kr. Helms has informed ue of Gsnaral Cabell's concern aoout the possibility that tho Do portaf State aay not be fully mindful of our repeatedly emphasized point that we have drawn back fron policy natters with regard to tha Guatemalan situation endxcept when asked to participate in policy discussion, restricting ourselves to our proper res;*nsibility of secret intelligence snd psychological action in support of 'J.S. policy as determined by Stete.

3. It iae thatcould have raisedn Oeneml Cabell's mind in this connection. iJ has found it lecesjary repeatedly to enjoin Its Chief of Station not only to coordinate fully with the Ambassador in mattersolicy, but moreover to ensure that h'slearly roi'lect the Ambassador's viaws and wi3hes. In this particular instance, hllU andrxrtentt such roflecUcn uas lacking and queried the Station. The reply showed thet the Chief of Station had discussedtter with the Ambassador out perhapste to tho ae^ree ocsired since the Ambassador had not fullyt point. Thisf cables concluded witr. the word that the Ambassadorn the ear future baull policy reccraenaation with regard to the problems pointedhe Station'sm Joint- kept advised ij thehoir policy thir.-lng at thia time.

t will ha recoiled that onh ofo all elements which had been connected withsituation. This nessage, known as the "change ofhas been the policy sinceave on severaladvised by iKj/rfi thst lie was satisfied that the Departmentis aware of thoines but haswith considerable energy to policy natters.

that while the Oerartmont hrs kept us lnformod as is pre per, they oc-ssion looked to us for policy decision or action. Aocase ir point u> illustrate how clearly thjs works in practice

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trip to Nov lark and toon steps to asks hln available to tbe Depexv-aent Tor policy dlao-ussions. WbenC Jcanc to Washington, HHD stopped oat of the picture and the entire Matter vaa handled by Mr. Holland and Hr. Leddy without participation by our people.

lu Mr. c J discussed this relationship ln recent days with Hr. Leddy wno nas affirmed his do sire for and acceptance of the relationship aa understood by Cenaral Caboil. Therefore, in the absence of any indication whatsoever as to nisunderotanding on the part of the Department of State, lt does not appear necessary at this time to address toetter setting forth our precise role.

FRMMC G. WISHER Deputy Director, Plane

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