CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/25/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM ^ RELEASE AS SANITIZED pQ

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STAH0ELCK OFN BOTHNDE**WA INTA Itt^NG CONTACT WITHHROUGH SMILAX",'

AITING FOR REAL SHOW OF STRENGTH AND LAST NIGHT INDICATED HE BILL MOVE If SUCH MATERIALIZES. E HAS LOST HALF HIS EFFECTIVES WHO MOVED TO FRONT AS INDICATED' '

p. COMPLETE CAW AFTER SHERCOOTJ ERDAOCASTS OF IMPEND IMG AIR STRIKE IS DESTHOYtllC- MORALE.

!i. HAT FAILURE TO STRIKE CLOW AGAINST CAPITAL WHILEN TROOP SUPPORT MAY RESULT IN DEPLETING ARMY EFFECTIVES TO EXTENT THAT CAPITAL GARRISON STRENGTH MAY SOON BE OVER SHADOWED BY THAT OF ARMED. MIL IT IA. BLOODY MESS ALMOST SUKE TC RESULT.

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5. results ok delay in air strike hard to judge. destruction of army could be commie opportunity to really ,take over. .

end of message

cable secretariat comuent:

a run-off copy of the above message was issued to mr. wisner's officeours,une

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