CABLE FROM LINCOLN FOR CADICK/ONTRICH RE OPERATINAL READINESS BUT FACTORS DICTA

Created: 6/16/1954

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O: OPIU FOR CADICK/ONTRICII RYBAT PBSUCCESS

1. WHILE GREATLY ENCOURAGED IN YOURATE OFREADINESS AND FULLY SHARE DESIRE TO EMPLOY MAXIMUM EFFORT SOONEST NEVERTHELESS FOLLOWING FACTORS MUST DICTATE RESTRAINT:

A. ARMY HIGH COMMAND CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN SERIOUS NEGOTIATIONS WHICH APPEAR TO BE PROGRESSING FAVORABLY BUTOST UNCERTAINLY AT MOMENT. DUE BASIC NEED FOR ARMY SUPPORT AND OUR LACK OF RELIABLE KNOWLEDGE TRUE LOYALTIES CE MUSTTHIS SITUATION AS TEST OF HOW UNIFIFO ARMY IS BEHIND ARBENZ. PREMATURE ATTACK ATMOMENT FROM ttSHOOFS COULD HAVE REVERSE AFFECT ANO UNIFY RATHER THAN SPLIT. BELIEVE THIS SHOULO BE CLARIFIED SOON.

Bi- FIGHTER AIRCRAFT NOT EXPECTED TO BE FULL STRENGTH AND OPERATIONAL UNTIL UNE ATST. AIR SUPPLYAY NOT EXPECTED BE COMPLETEO UNTIL ABOUT l8 JUNE. SIGNAL NETS

IT IS FOR3IO0PNOPY Of THIS MESSAGE Cos* No.

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NOT SUFFICIENTLY ACTIVATED TO PROVIDE MINIMUM CO**JO PROBABLYAYS.

C. YOU HERE TO PROVIDE HORNETS OR REASONABLE EFFORT AKIN THERETOAY TO TEST AND DEMONSTRATE AGGRESSIVE CAPABILITIES. NO WORD RECEIVED SINCE ORIGINAL PROPOSAL.

WHILE FULLY COGNIZANT EXTREME IMPORTANCE STRIKING AT PROPITIOUS MOMENT PRESENT AVAILABLE OPERATIONAL AND INTELLIGENCE DATA CLEARLY INDICATES AOVANTAGES OF WAITING UNTILUNE AND OBVIOUS DISADVANTAGES IN ACTION BEFORE THAT OATE UNLESSUDDENLY BREAKS IN FAVORABLE MANNER TO OFFSET LACK OF AIR ANO AIR SUPPLY OR FIGHTING REQUIRING AND JUSTIFYING SUPPORT BREAKS OUT FOR ANY OF MANY POSSIBLE REASONS.

3. URGE YOU IMPRESS UPON CALLIGERIS THAT SKIMMER IN POSSESSION BROADER PICTURE THAN OBTAINABLE IN WSHOOFS AND ALTHOUGH SHARING YOUR DESIRES AND ANXIETY MUST INSIST YOU KEEP ttORKING HARD ON TRAININGTHER PREPARATIONS KEEPING ON ALERT UNTIL PROPEF MOMENT ARRIVES.

](. VIEW NOW EXISTING RAPID COMMUNICATIONS THERE IS NO NEEO FOR CODE V'OFJ BETWEEN SKIWJER ANO SALAL BUT TO CONTRARY DESIRE REC7IVE EXPRESSION YOUR OPINION IF ANO WHEN

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you believe zero hour shouldet providing ac opportunity to exchange opinions in case of difference. skimmer also desires exercise option to inform salal ohen in itsero hour should de set.

5. for reasons stated inkixwer0 junes tentative punningour. in ueantlue clll atte: keep salal informed of other significant developments ano requests salal continue to make every effort to inform skimmer of its operational readiness.

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CABLF SECRETARIAT COMMENT: COL.WH, NOTIFIED OF RECEIPT

OF THIS MESSAGE6 JUN

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