CABLE FROM LINCOLN ITEMIZING ISSUES OF CONCERN TO PBSUCCESS IN GAINING ALLIES I

Created: 6/21/1954

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1. INTERNATIONAL POLITICS ARE NOT FOR US BUT PERHAPS THE FOLLOWING THOUGHTS FROM OUR POSITION CLOSE TO SOME OF THE FACTS MAY BE HELPFUL. ALSO ISSUES CONCERN PRSUCCESS.

INTERNATIONAL EXPLOSION TOUCHED OFF BYBE OF TRE^NDDUS VALUE IN CRYSTALLIZINGPARTICULARLY IF NONCOMWIt ELECTS HOLD FIRM.

RECORD NOW STANDS NCNCWJIE3 ARE IN GOODBEFORE UN OR OAS. WSPURNT HAS MADE PROBABLY FALSE CHARGES

U.S. PILOTS SHOT DOVTNEXICO,

AIRLIFTED ytJAP ARMS USED.

FOREIC* INVASION.

(ij NUICROUS BOMBINGS ANDISSUE IN ADDITION TO BEING FALSE WHEN WADESIKCE GRANTING CALL IGER IS THE WEAPONS HIS USEBATED VflTH DH SPITE NOMCOiniiE STRENGTH ON APCVE ISSUES THERE ARE

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OTHERS WHICH IN OUR OPINION NEED STRENGTHENING OR MIGHT WEAKEN OR EVEN DESTROY FABRIC NONCOMMIE POSITION.

PROBABLE ASPECTS OF SUPPORT EXTRATERRITORIAL TO WSBURNT. OBVIOUSLY WSHOOFS AND KMFLUSH ARE THE MAJOR ISSUES. SOONER OR LATER THE COMMIE ATTACK HILL BEGIN FIXING ON KNOWN DETAILS.

PRESIDENT WSHOOFS APPEARS WEAK MAN BESET. BY TURBULENT POLITICAL SITUATION IN WHICH UNTRUSTWORTHY FRIENBS AND HUNGRY FOES ARE PRESENT.

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ALSO PRESENTS PROBLEMS.

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(4) BEING AIRCRAFT BASE WE THINK CAN AND WILL REFUSE ENTRY INVESTIGATING GROUP WITHOUT BETTER SUPPORTED CHARGES THAN NOW EXIST /

FAILING THAT MIGHT TURNRIME WHICH WOULD BE SERIOUS,

BELIEVE PRELIMINARY STEPS COULD AND SHOULD START MOW ON AN OFFICIAL BASIS MAINTAINING FICTION OF NO PBPRSME

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CONNECTION PBSUCCESS. AMBASSADOR IAL APPROACHES COULD BE MADE TO PRESIDENTS IN KMRJJSH AND WSHOOFS TO DISCUSS UN/OAS ISSUES. AT SA^ TIME KMFLUSH/WSHOOFS AMBASSADORS PBPRIME COULDALLED FOR Hlfia LEVEL INTERVIEW TO DISCUSS 8AIE ISSUES.

3. THIS TREATMENT WE BELIEVE WOULD BEVIDENCE AND WAT IS NECESSARY TO OBTAIN JOINT POSITIONS SHOULD BE DISCOVERABLE WITHOUT ANY NEED FOR DISCUSSING RELATIONS TO PBSUCCESS.

N ADDITION TO ABOVE ESSENTIAL THAT FOR DIPLOMATICHOLE CREATED BYBE FILLED.

DO HOT KNOW WIAT CAN BE DONE WITH PRESENT ODACID TEAM BUT EVERY EFFORT TO GAIN SUPPORT WOULDUSTIFIED. IF CONSIDERED USEFUL REELrOOT CAN PE SENT TO HQS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR ANY ACTION THIS CONNECTION.

5. FINALLY SHOULD FIGHT WSBURNT IN UN EXCLUSIVELY AND SOLELY ON ISSUES NOW DRAWN WITHOUT PERMITTING OTHER PROBLEMS TO BE

PREFERENCE WSBURNT foh un over oas JURISDICTIONally IMPROPER AMD clear proof of own weakness AND NEED for aid OUTSIfF hemisphere from soviet*

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8. SOVIET POSITION DIRECT CONFIRMATION OF A. 6. DIE IS CAST AND EVENTS MAY UCVE FAST. THUS FEEL LINING U? TEAM ESSENTIAL AND REAL CHANCE TO WIN VICTORY OVER WS8URNT REGARDLESS FAILURE CALL IGER ISAILURE TO STAY UNITED WITH PRESENT ALLIES IN DIPLOMATIC RATTLE CAN EFFECTIVELY DESTROY CALL IGER IS VICTORY.

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