CABLE TO SENIOR REP, GUATEMALA CITY FROM DIRECTOR, CIA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/30/1954

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AND RELIABLE PERSONS IN REVISED JUNTA, THE TIKE HU HAVE ARRIVEDHIFT OF GEARS IN THIS OPERATI-W. THIS WILL BE AN ENORMOUS BENEFIT TO THE AGENCY AND TO ALL PERSONNEL INVOLVED SINCE IT WILL ENABLE US TO W

MB TO OTHER RES' ONSIBLEREAT PART OP THE HEAVY LOAD WE HAVE A

BEEN FEARING FOR PBPRIHE, THUS FREEING US TO CONCENTRATE OUR ENERGIES UPON THE TYPES AND KINDS OF ACTIVITY POR WHICH THIS A! ENCI IS MORE STRICTLY RESI'ON-SIBLE AND MORE PROPERLY AND PECULIARLY QUALIFIED. HO^ SPECIFICALLY, WITH THE CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES AND WITH THE OFFICIAL ENTRY INTO THE HCTURE OF ODACID, AND LATER ON OTHER INTERESTED AGENCIES OF THE GOVERN MENT^ IT IS NOT ONLY DESIRABLE BUT NECESSARY THESE AGENCIES TO keck UP THE BALL AND CARRY IT FORWARD WITH RESPECT TO HATTERS OF THEIR OWN COMPETENCE AND RESPONSIBILITY. WE WILL HAVE ACHIEVED OCR MAIN OPERATIONAL TASKTHE TIMS WILL HAVE ARRIVED FOR T'K SURDEONS TO STEP BACK AND THE NURSES TO TAKE OVER THE PATIENT. THIS APPLIES IN PARTICULAR TO ALL MATTERS AND DECISIONS HAVING SIGNIFICANT POLICY

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IMPLICATIONS (SEEBOVE AMD PARALLEL ODACID COMMUNICATION TO BLUO)jAS

WELL AS TO ARRMIOIin AND HANDLING OP AIL ASPECTS OP THE HATTER WHICH ft RE

ESSENTIALLY OVERT AND WHICH CAN BEST BE DEALT WITH BE THE OVERT AGENCIES

EMPLOYINGODS.

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WinCH VF. CAN DO BEST, ASD THESE UB BOTH MANY AND EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. AS

REGARDS THE SITUAT'ON IS BURST AND ESPECIALLY ADAM, THERE WILL NEVER AGAIN

BE ASRUITFUL OPPORTUNITY TO GET OUR HANDS OR PEOPLE AND DOCUMENTS

PROVIDINGK OF TKE GREATEST VALUE AND NECESSITY. AT THE SAME TIME

Tins IS THE: MOMENT WHEN OUR INTELLIGENCE FACILITIES ARE HOST IN DEMAND WITH

REG'RD TO THE FORCES, BOTH GOOD AND BAD, MUCH ARE IKJVING AND WHICH WILL HAVE

THE MOST VITAL BEARING UPON THE SURVIVAL OR COLLA.'SEUNTA OR OTHER

GOVERN ORING BODY ACCEPTABLE TO US. NEXT THERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLOIT

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BOTH HOW AND IN TW. NEAR TERM FUTURE TKE GROUND FLOOR lOSITION/EE* PERSONNEL CP THIS AGENCY HOLD WITH HESfECT TO THE LEADING HHlBERS OF THE JUNTA AND OF COURSE CALLIGERIS HIMSELF. INKSiKCT WE MUST fORK IN CLOSEST

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