CABLE FROM LINCOLN FOR CADICK PROVIDING GUIDANCE ON ALPHA AND BETA PLANS, PRESE

Created: 6/25/1954

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FOR CADICK

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ALPHA: MATAMOROS STRIKEUNE EXPECTEDANSWER TO WHETHER THIS PLAN SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED AND HOW.

IF CONCLUSION ON ALPHA NEGATIVE ANDCOMBAT ENGAGEMENT STALLED THEN BETA MUST BE ABILtTY,

COMBAT: CIRCUMSTANCES PRECLUDE FULLENGAGEMENT 3EY0NDUNENLESS FAVORABLE DECISIONWITHIN 2l| HOURS THEREAFTER OR 2kOO IFFACTORS RESULTS IN NEGATIVE CONCLUSION THEN IMMEDIATE OF ALPHA OH BETA MUST BE UNDERTAKEN. ALPHA WOULD TAKE IN ANY EVENT IF CONSIDERED FAVORABLY AFTERTRIKE

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PLANNING IS PREOl CATED ON BASIS OF CCNCUJDE OPERATIONELY IF POSSIBLE WITHIN TIME REMAINING

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BEFORE CEASE FIRE OR IF NOT TO ATTAIN MAXIMUM ADVANTAGES DURING THIS PERIOD. CESSATION HOSTILITIES UNDER PRESENT CONDITIONS WOULD LEAVE SYNCARP LANDLOCKEO AND UNTENABLE LOGISTICALLY. CONTROL OF BOND AT MINIMUM WOULD PROVIDE EXCELLENT LOGISTICAL BASE.

3. ODYOKE IS EXERCISING EVERY EFFORT TO GUIDE DIPLOMATIC PROCEDURES TO ITS ADVANTAGE HOWEVER SITUATION IS NEITHER CONTROL-ABLE OR PREDICTABLE. BEST ESTIMATE PROVIDES ABOUTOURS OFOPERATIONS WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR URGENCY IN PRESSING FOR EARLIEST POSSIBLE VICTORY OR BEST ADVANTAGES POSSIBLE. TAKE FACTION RE DIPLOMATIC TEAMS UNTIL FURTHER WORD, ALTHOUGHTO THINK OF THIS CONTINGENCY AS PER YOURft

NEED YOUR VIEWS SOONEST RE FOREGOING.

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