CABLE TO SENIOR REP, LINCOLN FROM DIR, CIA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/21/1954

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1. WE SYMPATHETIC YOUR DESIRKOR AUTHORITY ON BROAD

RATHER THAN PIECEMEAL EASIS WITHIN LIMITS APPROVED POLICY DOT BROAD AUTHORITY

Q 3 MUST REST SWREED STRATEGIC CONCEPT.

mJJ* WE AGREE AS ARGUEDARANDHAT IT IS

zt 2^ NECESSARYALITY CF AIRPCW3BY CALLIGERIS BUT ^ CAPABILITIES WHOLLY INADEQUATE ACTUALLY TO DEFEATRHY ALL OVER

THE COUNTRY. ACCORDINGLY PURPOSE NUST ES TO DEMONSTRATE POWER IE HA"NEK BEST CM-OJUTCD TO IHPR1SS ABIT ARC IT. PAIR ITS SINCENFLICT CRIPPLBICITTLE PC INTAUSE IAROS NUMBER CASUALTIES WHICH I'IGHT 0KL7 FORECLOSE DEFECTION. WITH TldS PURPOSE IN KTM> WE DO HOT AGREE WITHARAHATTRICTLY MILITARY TYPE SITlMTKTi HAS

3. IH ACCOBMMB POREGOTNO STRATEGIC CTICKPT WE HAVE NOW AUTHORD FOTiCfeTNC- AIR-GROUND

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SUPPRESSION IH ADAMARA IA) ANDFOP. DEFKKJ5 OF AIRCRAFT. OPERATING IN SUPPORT OP GROUND -

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RGSPO^iHOjBEF DJ FULLEST AIR SUPPORT OFxxhi BCtTBING.

11. ASSUME OPERATION AGAINST RANK GIVEN HIGHEST FRIORITT TO DAT. OTITCOHG HERE COULD BE DECISIVE IMPORTANCE AND CONVINCED NEWSAIR-OROUND ACTION WILL Q'JICKLY BECOffiOTHER

WSBURET iGLITART LEADERS IH ADAM AHD WILL SERVE AS DHIOKSTRATIG* TO THEM OF POND AHD DETERMIKATIOH.

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ITH BULK OF VSBORHT FORCSS APPARENTLY MOVED CUT OF CAPITAL WE INCLINED TO RELIEVE MOST EFFECTIVE TARGETS FROM STANDPOINT MORALE OF ARM? HILL ALSO BE AWAY FROM ADAM. MOREOVER UN CEASE-FIRE RESOLUTION, HtCPOSAL FOB OAS OR EKE UN PEACE OESSRVATIOrfAND PRESENCE OF PRESS AND DXPLCKMXG CORPS ALL LEAD DS TO CONCLUDE HEAVY POLITICAL PRICE WOULD BE PAID FOB ANY BOHBtM OF ADAM. ACCORDINGLY UKWYIiTHO AUTHORIZE AT PRESET DESPITE REF E,

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IN ORDER EHABLE US OTVE TOO BROAD ENOUGH AUTHORIZATION TO PERTH FORWARD PIANHINO AND AVOID DELAYS* REQUEST YOU SUPPLY LISTOSSIBLE TARGETS (VHICH BSD HOT BE DI GREAT DETAIL) WITH INDICATION TYPES OT ATP.-OROUKD ACTION COHTJH PLATED, WITHIN STRATEGIC CONCEPTBOVE. WE WILL ENDEAVOR GTVK YOU MAXIMUM AUTHORITY.

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