CABLE FROM LINCOLN FOR CADICK PROVIDING CURRENT ANALYSIS OF STRATEGIC CONSIDERA

Created: 6/26/1954

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1. CORRECT ANALYSIS OF STRATEGIC CONSIDERATIONS REVEAL:

A. YOUR SPECTACULAR OFFENSIVE IN HANK OTPl^X CONTINUED SUCCESSFUL COULD CONTRIBUTE TO SERIOUS DETERIORATION OF ENEMY'S MAJOR FORCE. YOUR ADVANTAGES ARE IN MOVEMENT WITH AIR SUPPORT WHEREAS ENEMY'^^AttTAGES ARE GREATEST IN STATIC SITUATIONS;YOUR TACTITjS MUST REMAIN DYNAMIC.

R. DEVELOPMENT OF JALAPA ASSET INCREASES YOUR OPPORTUNITIES OF DESTROYING ENEMY BY ISOLATING HIM FROM ADAM. CUTTING OFF BOTH ARTERIES NORTH AND SOUTH.

C. STEADY FORWARD PRESSURE IS PREFERABLE HO'.YEVER IMMINENCE OF DIPLOMATIC INTERRUPTION WITHIN ABOUT FIVE OR SIX DAYS NECESSITATES CAREFUL PLANNING OF IMMEDIATE FUTURE. IF POSSIBLE TO STRIKE DECISIVE BLOW IN HANK COMPLEX THEN THERE WOULD BE NO PROBLEM. HOWEVER YOUR

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AIR 8ASES AT ESOUIPULAS AND CHIQUIMULA ARE INADEQUATE TO SUPPORT ANYTHING BUT LIGHT AIRCRAFT AND NO BETTER BETfiEEN YOU AND ADAM. THEREFORE YOU MUST RELY ON SOMERSET AND BEST THINKING IS THAT THIS MUSTATE SOON UNLESS KMFLUSH BECOMES INVOLVED IN WAR WITH WSBURNT.

REVIEW OF ABOVE LEADS TOD WITHIN SIX DAYS IS YOUR BEST SOLUTION AS ITAIR 8ASE AND SEA SUPPORT FOR INDEFINITE FUTURE ANDEXTERNAL SUPPORT WITHIN TARGET COUNTRY. EXTREME SERIOUSNESSSUCCESS DICTATES PRUDENCE OVER AUDACITY ANDRESTRICTIONS HELD HERETOFORE. ALTHOUGH NOT YETWE MAY PLAN ON MOVING ALL AIR AND COMMO TO BOND IF

PLANNING PURPOSES CONTINUE TO EXPLOIT YOURHANK, ENVELOPING JALAPA, AND USING AIR TO POUND ENEMY MEANWHILE STRATEGIC STRIKES WILL BE CALLED ON ADAMKEEPING UP MAXIMUM PRESSURE IN ANTICIPATION COVT WILL CRACK.

IF NO MAJOR CHANGE OCCURS1 AND YOU ARE STILL LANHlOCKED THEN IMMEDIATE MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN TO SEIZE BOND BY AIR/GROUND ACTION BEFORE Jh JUNE THEREAFTER CONSOLIDATING GAINS BEFORE RESUMING OFFENSIVE.

2. YOUR AUTHORITY TO CONTROL TACTICAL AIR REQUIREMENTSBOMBING OF MILITARY TARGETS IS EXTEN'JED TO AREA BOUNDED BY

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JUTlAPA-JALAPA-EL PROGRESO-CUALAN-ENTRE RIOS AND WSHOOFS (COMBAT ZONE). LINCOLN RETAINS CONTROL OVER ALL STRATEGIC AIR FIRE SUPPORT MISSIONS OUTSICG YOUR ZONE AS IN MOST CASES HQS AUTHORITY IS REQUIRED PARTICULARLY ADAM AND BOND.

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