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Created: 6/26/1954

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BY CAC^KfiRfS UPRISING. OFFICERS INVOLVED SEPARATED LOSING CONTACT. THESE OFFICERS STILLCOf.'MIE AND ANT? GOVT BUT TERRORIST AMD ESPIONAGE METHODS EMPLOYED BY GOVT PREVENT CARRYING OUT PREVIOUS PLANS. PERSONAL'-CONVERSATIONS WITH NUMEROUS OfFICERS CONFIRMEDCER CENT OF OFFICERS STILL OPPOSE PRESENT REGIME BUT LAC^-lEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION. CURRENT FEELINGT WuLD JOIN SIDES HITH CALLIGERIS IN EVENT DECISIVE REBEL FIELD VICTORY.

B. SECRETARY GENERAL STAFF STATES "NO WAR PLANS FOR MAJOR ASSULT. STRATEGY TO EE SERIES OF ENCIRCLEMENTS INTERDICTIONS AND COUNTERS. STAMDEL PERSONALLY DIRECTING ARMY FROM PALACE ASSISTED

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REPORTED UNDER GOVT SURVEELLANCE MAKJNG TKEU INEFFECTIVE- FROM OBSERVATIONS AND OTHER REPORTS APPEARS GOVTS ONLY PLAN WAS MEET REBEL FORCES IN FJELD AND ANNIHILATE THEM.

C. EYE YTTNESS REPORT OFFICER DESERTED FROM GOVT FORCES STATES WSBURNT ARMY IN STATUS' COMPLETE DISORGANIZATION AND CHAOS IN HANK CHIQUIMULA AREA NIGHT 24 CLAUS CHIQUIMULA IN REBEL HANDS AND HANK FALL IMMINENT. STATES ONLY ONE MAN AT CC HQS, UNABLE LOCATE FIELD COMMAND HQSK OR PROCURE INFO ON SITUATION. MANY GOVT TROOPS DESERTING AMI OTHERS TRYING DESERT, HE COMBAT SIX DAYS WITHOUT RELJEF. REBELS POUNDING GOVT FORCES NITH FIERCE MACHINE GUN AND MDR"OR FIRE DAY AND NIQHT PLUS CONSTANT AFRfAL ATTACK. ONLY WSBURNT ARMY CO RESISTING FEBEI. ATTACKS UNDER COSWAKD LT OSCAR MORALES DUVALL GRADUATE CLASSEST POINT, DESPITE RELUCTANCE ARMY OFFICIALS DSSCUSS FIELD SITUATIONRVtOUS THEIR PREVIOUS CONFIDENCE NOTICEABLY SHAKEN, OZ,

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