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Created: 6/23/1954

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OSTRICH TALKED WITHIGHTUNE, LATTER FEEL-INO VERY DEPRESSED AND SURE OPERATION HAS FAILED. SAID SAFFROK ALSO FELT VERY BAD. ONTRICH DID EVERY THING POSSIBLE TjsWpHill up ASSURING HIM AIR POWER WAS NOVA READY'ELT THIS COULD HAVE BEEN iHS^VwST Wr TO SHOE' POSER. SAYS PEOPLE nov: RELUCTANT TOVE FRIENDLY FORCES HAVE POV-'ER TOD PROPAGANDA PUT OUT BY WSBURNT3 LAST FOUR DAYS RE FOREIGN MERCENARY FORCES HAS NOT HELPED THE SITUATION.

FEELS WSHOOFS BADLYED AM) NOTHING KILL STOP SPREAD OF COMMON ISIM THROUGHOUT CENTRAL AMERICAE FAIL, CLAIMS THIS WILL BE LAST CHAIvCE FOR LONG TIME TO STOP WS9URNT, AND LONG THE BEFORE 'ASHOCFS Oft KMFLUSH WILL PARTICIPATE SUCK OPERATIONS SINCE TOO COUNTRIESLL BE FIRST TO RECEIVE RETALIATION BLOB FROM IVS3URMT.

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PEDRO DE0 JUNEY WSBURNT PLANE, DEMONSTRATION BACKED BY LIBERALS PLANNED BY UNIVERSITY GROUP0 JUNETHIS WORRIES GOVT GREAT DEAL. GIVES LIBERAL PARTY ELECTIONEELS THAT IF SOME POWER IS NOT DEMONSTRATED IMMEDIATELY, SUCH AS CAPTURE OF ZACAPA, PUBLIC SENTIMENT EVEN IN WSHOOFS WILL TURN AGAINST MOVEMENT.

k0 ASSURANCE Of STRONG AIR POftER ONLY TH!NG THAT PICKEDP SOME. IF THIS DOES NOT MATERIALIZE WE CAN EXPECT WSHOOFS AID TO FALTER* HE CASUALLY MENTIONED HE MAY EVEN TAKE TRIP OUT OF COUNTRY,, .

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