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Created: 6/28/1954

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ELEPHONE CONVUNE LINC WOULD APPRECIATE

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HQS PREPARIlW^jV^SSa. AS INOICATEO BELOW ANOOOPER ATI ONALL REAOY WITHIN Si HOURS SAILING TIME TO0 JULY.

CURRENT POLITICAL CHANGES AND EVIDENCE OFAMD POSSIBLY SURRENDERING WITHIN SHORT TIME THEPOSSESSES GREATLY SUPERIOR MILITARY FORCES. ARERECARIOUS POSITION WHICH MAYSERIOUS REQUIRING EARLIEST POSSIBLE EXECUTION OF PLANTHIS OCCURS OR NOT, INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE MAYOF EXTERNftL SUPPORT ELEMENTS IN KMFLUSH WITHINOF SIX OR SEVEN CAYS. FOR THESE REASONS IT !STO PRTPARE SOONEST FOR MAXIMUM SUPPORT OF 3ETA,

5. FOLLOWING IS PROPOSED COURSE OF ACT ION"

A, CHARTER OF VESSEL UNDER CONDITIONS ESTABLISHED Bv HQS ^ORIN I'AUIJ!AYS WITH OPT 1ON FOR THIRTY DAYS.

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8. MAXIMUM VALUE OF VESSEL WOULD BE ATTAINED IF ON TARGET0 JULY, MANNED AND LOADED FOR PARTICIPATION IN COMBAT0 Co MINIMUM VALUE WOULD BE AFTER ACTION SUCCESSFULLY

COMPLETED.

0o PREPARATION, MANNING AND PLACEMENT IN OPERATIONAL READINESS, IF ASSUMED ENTIRELY BY HQS WOULD BE MOST PRACTICAL AND APPRECIATED BY LINC DUE TIME ANO PERSONNEL FACTORS PRESENT*

E0 LSNC WOULD PROVIDE OPERATIONAL GUIOANCE DURING PREPARATORY STAGE AND ASSUME OPERATIONAL DIRECTION ONCE VESSEL ON TARGET,

5* PLAN BETA ENVISIONS:

SOFTENING OF TARGET BY AIR STRIKESC Be GROUND TEAM INITIATE ATTACK FOR DIVERSION* C* AIRLIFT OF COMBAT TEAMS PREDEEDED BY AND COVERED BY; , JO MEN EACH, SHUTTLE INTERVAL DETERMINED BY PICK UP POINT EST FIVE HOURS)

0<, ABOVE FOLLO'/iED BY GROUND ACTIOM TO SEIZE CONTROL

OF AREAc

ANALYSIS OF AIR/GROUND ATTACK REVEALS GREATEST WEAKNESS LIES I'N VULNERABILITYHILE ON GROUND. ALTHOUGH RELIABLE INTEL I? NOT AVAILABLEAILURE OF BONO TEAM TO PENETRATE PORT AREA BEFORE CEING ROUTED INDICATES STRONG POSSIBILITY ENEMY HAS PROVIDED EXCELLENT DEFENSE OF THIS VITAL TARGET HAVING KNOWN FOR

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LONG TIME IT WOULD BE SUBJECT TO ATTACK. PRESENT ARMED STRENGTH ESTIMATED ATEN INCLUDING ARTY AND AA UNITS.

SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION ABOVE OPERATION ONCE UNDERTAKEN COULD BE OF VITAL IMPORTANCE TO ODYOKE'S INTEREST AS IT.WOULO PRESERVE THE PROJECT AND PROVIDE SOLID BASE FOR ALL FUTURE FURTHER, THIS PLAN WOULD NOT BE UNDERTAKEN UNTIL EVERY OPPORTUNITY HAD BEEN GIVEN TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS AGAINST ARMY AT HANK BYUNE, LACK OF SUCCESS AT HANK WOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO FAILURE AS NATURE OF FORCES ENGAGEDRAW OH

THEREFORE WING TO ABOVE ESTIMATED IMPORTANCE OF SUCCESS ONCE UNDERTAKEN AND THE POSSIBLY LOW MORALE OF FRIENDLY TROOPS UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES LINC URGES THAT EVERY PRACTICAL MEASURE BE TAKFN TO STRENGTHEN THE ATTACK AS INDICATED BE LOU e

REQUIREMENT FOR VESSEL:

A. ARMAMENT FOR ASSAULT TEAMS (ALTHOUGH LKSTERILE MJST TAKE RISK ARMS WILL NOT FALL INTO ENfMY HANDS):

6ATTFRYSS. ONF FORWARD, ONEPOST AMIDSHIPS, ONE STARBOARD AMIDSHIPS. VERTICALDEGREES* HORIZONTAL TRAVERSE CONSlSTFNT WITH SHIP STRUCTURE.

ECOILESS RIFLES. ONE MOUNTED ROOF

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CABIN THREE PORTABLE -

3- 6 INCH ROCKET LAUNCHERS. ALL PORTABLE. U. 0 RDS CALMMO BELTED, I* BALL TO ONE

TRACER.

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IMF KUHOOK PERSONNEL

FOURUNNERS AND NECESSARY CREW.

TWO ROCKET LAUNCHER TEAMS. TWO RECOILLESS RIFLE TEAMS.

RESERVE:

IFLES

2PARE PARTS AND BARREL

OCKET LAUNCHERS

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BLASTING MACHINESAP CAPACITY

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Do NECESSARY EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE PLACED ON THE VESSEL TO SET UP FIELD BASE RADIO STATION OF THREE OPERATING POSITIONS. COMMUNICATIONS WOULO BE WITH SHIP USING AGENT RADIO EQUIPMENT. ON ARRIVAL SHIP EQUIPMENT WOULD BE MOVED ASHORE TO ESTABLfSH STATION IN ADDITIONAL TACTICAL COMMO EQUIPMENT, HQS PREPARE AND SHIP SUFFICIENT EQUIPMENT SET UP FIELD PROPAGANDA BROADCAST STATION. REQUIRED PERSONNEL TO OPERATE IF APPROVED, PRESENT SHERWOOD PERSONNEL COULD BE MOVE IN MASS. 8c TACTICAL EMPLOYMENT OF ABOVE:

OF VFSSEL: FINAL DATEAlUE TO BEVFSSEL SHOULD BE WITHINOURS SAILING TIMEOSSIBLE. LINC WOULD PROVIDE AN OPERATIONS OFFICER TOMOVEMENTS ONCE IN HOSTILE WATERS.

EMPLOYMENT OF CC*BATAFTERPLANS ARE COMPLETED WITH RELATED ELFHE LINC OPSBF PROVIDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF COMBAT TEAMS.

9o REQUEST LINC BE KEPT FULLY INFORMED RE PROGRESS ABOVE PROCEDURES.

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