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Created: 6/19/1954

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TO: SLINC

RE: YBAT PBSUCCESS

,BELIEVE ISSUE IS CLEAR: ARE WE GOING TO STANDBYLAST HOPE OF FREE PEOPLE IN WSBURNT SUBVERGED TOO ATROCITY UNTIL WERIMEAGAINST ENEMY AS WE SURELY MUST DO SOONER OR LATER OR ARE

WE GOING TO AUTHORIZE MAX1HUM USE OF OUR ASSETS TO TAKE CALCULATED RISK OF DEFECTION WSBURNT ARMY?

THAMjBY 1MR1NESZIGHT iTO^RROwMlTT^DO-C

IT NOT MORE SERIOUS TO FA IL TO WIN HAVING ALREADYFAR THAN IT IS TO WIN EVEN THOUGH OUR ENEMIES MAY TRY TOWITH INTERVENTION? IS NOT OUR W TOOTt^NDERFA|^OR^ IPAtAAABV^THAMiBY 1MR1NESZ.

ENEMY BE FOUGHT tjWfiiGHT jTO*ORECWWN *TNDO-CHINOWS NO QUARTER SflMD GIVES NONE. HE IS.-HID1NG BEHINO GUATS ON

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E AND WE OW OURS. ;HE SENT THE ALFHEK ARMS WE SENT . . ' ^

J. OUR PLANS CALLED FOR INTERNALHE ENEMY RUTH-

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LESSLY ELIMINATED OR SUPPRESSED THIS HOPE. WE TRIED FORCING DEFECTION BY PROPAGANDA AND TOKEN FORCE OF ARMED IRREGULARS. UNLESS WE REVERT NOW TO REAL DETERMINATION TO WIN OUR CLANDESTINE PROPAGANDA EFFORT OF PRETENDED STRENGTH WILL IF NOT ALREADY BECOME KNOWN FOR WHAT IT IS. WEEN,E ALREAOY 0ESERTING, THE ENEMY'S STRENGTH REMAINS UNIMPAIRED*

BASIC PLAN ALTHOUGH ALTERED STILL REMAINSWE USE OUR ONE ASSET OVER THE ENEMY-AIR POWER. SHOW REAL STRENGTH WITHIN 2l* HOURS WE RUN GREAT RISK OF

WSBURNT ATTACKING WSHOOFS. OSORIOFENCE SITTING BECAUSE HT HAS NOT RECEIVED ASSURANCEDETERMINED TO SEE CALLIGERISFACING THE

ENEMY'S CHARGES ALONE AND OFFERS HIS AIR FORCF TO BOMB WSBURNT. HE IS WILLING GO all THE WAY TO VICTORY.

ABOVE and REF MSGleSPffCJITN LYWOVE Gj^^CiWlMOURSE OF ACTION:

W> FLAK 'ifeBaEsilbtf ATTACKS ON

AAAMEWHERE WHEREN0 PROGRESS.

B. AUTHORITY TO BOMB HANK AND'OTHER GARRISONS LATER IF NECESSARY AS EXAMPLE OF STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION OF AlfTI-CMIAJNISTS.

o TELL ARMY that all who OPPOSE ANTI-COMMUNISTS AND SHOOT AT THEM TO DEFEND COWVUNlSM will BE SHOT OR

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BOMBED.

MUST EMPHASIZE AGAIN DECISION MUST COME SOON BEFORE OUR MYTHICAL STRENGTH BECOMES KNOWN TO ENEMY AM) AIR REMAINS OUR ONLY POWER.

ENO OF MESSAGE

CABLE SECRETARIAT COMMENT:

A TEMPORARY COPY OF THE ABOVE MESSAGE WAS ISSUED TO MR. PBS0 HOURS,ECEIVE-"*

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