CABLE FROM LINCOLN PROVIDING ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT DISPOSITION PROBLEM

Created: 7/1/1954

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1. OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS OF AIRCRAFT DISPOSITION PROBLEM BRINGS OUT FOLLOWING:

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PLAYED UP BOMBING AMD STRAFING OF OPEN CITIES ANO IN GENERAL MADE IT LOOK LIKE SOJJE RUTHLESS FORCE WAS USING FLAMETHROWERS TO DISCIPLINE UNRULY CHILDREN. LET THIS ISSUE DIE IF POSSIBLE DY HAVING AIR POTTER DISAPPEAR.

C. FEW IF ANY OUTSIDE PBSUCCESS AWARE FULL EXTENT OUR

AIR MANY CONFLICTING STORIES IN PRESS AND FROU WSBURNT TARGETS, FEEL IT BETTER TO LET ISSUE REMAIN CONFUSED AND PERHAPS GROW INTO LEGEND OF WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LITTLE SOYS PLAY WITH COMMUNISM. ANY ABEARANCE AIRCRAFT AND PILOTS WOULD REPLACE AWESOME CONCEPTION WRATHN HIGH WITH RATHER SAD LOOKING AIRCRAFT AND RELATIVELY UN IMPOSING PILOT.

IGER IS AIR SUaP0RT BE IMMEDIATELY WIPED OUT BY FOLLOWING DISPOSITION AlnCRAFlffs

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MMEDIATELY GIVEE NOW USING. THIS WILL AVOID ANY COMPLICATIONS OVER ITS'.RETURN ANO ALSO GIVE MENDOZA SOMEWHAT OF AN AIRFORCE FOR RETURN TO GUAT CITY.

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Q. REMAINING TW tf'S TO HANDLE MOVE TO AND RETURN TO O'WGINAL

J. ADVISE SOONEST AS FEEL WE ARE STRETCHING LUCK TO CONTROL AIRCRAFT ANY LONGER GETTING NERVOUS*

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