CABLE TO SENIOR REP., LINCOLN FROM DIR, CIA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/23/1954

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1, ALTHOUGH APPRECIATE THAT LINC AND PRESUMABLY CADICK ARE FULLT AWARE OF DISASTERS WHICH CAN RESULT MOT FORCES ESSENTIALLY OF WCCOTSNT1CWAL Aim GUERRILLA TYPE AND bTRjffitol ATTIMPT TO EMPLOY TACTICS AND ESPECIALLY DEFENSIVE KE3XSXH TACTICS OF CONVENTIONAL FORCES, WE ARE CONCERNED BY INDICATIONS CONTAINED IN SOTE OF THE TRAFFIC, INCLUDINGF REF HRSSAGE THAT CALLIGERIS FIELD FORCES HAT BE ASCOT TO FALL INTO THIS PA TAL

ALSO APPRECIATE THAT IT IS PROBABLY TOO LATE FORGUERRILLA TACTICS CF^DLVbSAL IN THE FACE C? SUPERIOR FORCE, FOIXOVED

BY REASSEMBLY IN OTHER PLACES AT LATER TIKE. HOWEVER, IF THERE IS ART POSSIBILITY OF GETTINO THIS IDEA ACROSS TO UNITS FACED WITH IMMINENT ATTACK BY SUPERIOR FORCES, WE THINK IT WOULD BE TOLL TO MAKE THE EFFORT.

AFFAIR CAN GO UN FOR SOME TIME AND TIERS IS NOHERE TO ABANDON THE EFFORT AS LOMG AS THERE IS ANYOF SUCCESS. HENCE THERE IS EVERY REASON WIT WE SHOULD TRYA FORCE IN BE!S

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TOE THAT THESE UNITS WHEN ATTACKED SHALL EMPLOY TACTICS DESIGNED TO PREVENT THEIR BEING SURROUNDED, CUT OFF AND CHEWED UP.

Ii. VE KNOW YOU WILL NOT CONSIDER THISECTURE DIRECTED TO LINC AND WILL UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS DICTATED BY OUR CONCERN ON THE SCORE THAT CALLIGERIS AND HIS LIEUTENANTS MAT BE ADOPTING THE WRONG TACTICS FOR REASONS CF FACE OR PRESTIGE, OR POSSIBLT BECAUSE OF IGNOPANCE AND HOPE IENCK. GOOD GUERRILLA FIGHTERS ARE HOT DORR AKD REGULAR SOLDIERS DO NOT EASILY ACCEPT THE NECESSITY OF EMPLOYING GUERRILLA TACTICS. USUALLY THESE LESSONS HAVE TORKED THE HARD WAY AKD THE PRESENT SITUATION MAY NOT AFFORD THE TTHE OR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS TO BE DONE.

5- SUBSEQUENT TO DICTATION OF FOREGOING) RECEIVED, PARA CSEHICH GIVES ADDED POINT TO OUR SUGGESTION.

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