CABLE FROM LINCOLN REQUESTS WAITING UNTIL 20 JUNE FOR DECISION BEFORE TAKING AC

Created: 6/19/1954

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: DIRECTOR "RO" LINCOLN

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RELAYED RCE DECISION TO FIELD. IN VIEW SITUATION AND NEED KEEP COMWUNICATI ON CHANNELS OPEN DO NOT FEEL WE CAN SEND MOaF.

PLEASE CONSIDER BOTH FlELO AND LINC REQUEST FOR AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN REF B. AS BEING CONTINUOUSLY BEFORE YOU UNTIL FINAL DECISION MADE.

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ARMY HAVE NOT SWUNG BY TO^tORROW SOME ST&3lG INCENTIVE WILL BE NEEDED. BELIEVE IT AKE UOO"UuCTT^OR THEM TO fifcj PERSUADED THEREAFTER NOf-^lN^^^

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IZE CALLIGERIS HAS ALREADY BEEN ACCUSED OF

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BOMBING ANO MOST PEOPLE MUST BELIEVE IT. ALSO PBPRIME IS NOT THE AGGRESSOR DESPITE UNAVOIDABLELANES BELONG TO CALLIGER1S, PILOTS ARE HIS, UFNOOZA IS HIS CHIEF OF AIR. THE LONGER HE DENY HIU THE NORUAL USE OF WHAT IS HIS THE MORE WE CONFIRM TO EVERYONE INCLUOING ALL PILOTS THAT THIS IN.FACT PBPRIME AFFAIR.

6. KNOWN DIFFICULT TO HAVE US REPEATEDLY ASKING BUT YOU HAVE SAIO DECISION STILL NOT FINAL. WE FEEL SO STRONGLY ABOUT STARTING TOMORROW (NOT BEFORE) THAT MUST EXPRESS VIEWS. ASSUMING ARMY DOES NOT SWING AND REALLY GOES INTO ACTION WHICH KO INOICATION IT HAS YET, WE MUST BE IN POSITION TO ACT FAST WITH AIR SUPPORT OR THERE MAY BE NOTHINGUPPORT. THE TIl'E FOR CLEARING OECISION STARTING TOMORROW MAY BE OECISIVE. REMEMBER CALLIGERIS STARTED WITH ONLY ABOUT JOO MENo

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