CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM (DELETED) RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/18/1954

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AQOFFIN NIGHT OFUNE CLEARED JlSERIOR TO PAYMENT FOR THEM, PURCHASE OF FLIGHT GEAR FROM PBPRIUE PILOTS WHO DELIVERED PLANES AND USE BY PBSUCCESS PILOTS AND USE OF PLA WES FOR LEAFLET MISSIONS. HOWEVER, Jappr0ved OF USEOR LEAFLET DROPS AGAINST HIS BETTER JUDGEMENT FOR FOLLOWING REASONSi

A. PLANES WILL FLY OVER WSBURNT CITY IN SIGHT OF DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS WHO CAN IDENTIFY TYPE OF PLANES AND WHO WILL ATTRIBUTE TO PBPRIUE.

I} SAME CAN HAPPEN TO THEM

ffFECT OTHER PENED^WITH PREVIOUS

OFFICES WHO WILL TAI CREATING ANTAGONISTIC

C. DOES NOT BELIEVE-HAN TO FURTHER TIGHTEN (WNTROLs/Jj LEAFLET DROB^TOWHICH HE'BAS OPP.

TJaMLCTIONS WILL REPORT TO THEIR FOREIGN

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OF STRIKE BY LAND IN WHAT EVER FORCE

AVAILABLE.

OF STRIKEIR, FOR WHICH HEAVAILABLE ALL ASSETS IN HIS POSSESSION.

HOULD PULL MAIN BODY OF TROOPS

FROM CAPITAL, ?MK|NG DEFEAT WITH AIROREGONE CONCLUSION,

WO ARE SITTING ON THE FENCE WILL GOWINNING POWER ONCE THEY SEE SOME EVIDENCE THAT MOREIS INVOLVED*

SHOULD BE PULLED AWAY FROM CAPITALAVOID INTERNATIONAL INCIDENTS AND REDUCE POSSIBILITYCAN SUCCESSFULLY BE IDENTIFIED.

ARGUMENT "WE (THE SPANISH PEOPLE) DOTO READ LEAFLETS, WE WANT TOHOT FIRED.".

VIEwf ccessful RtD*NGIFFICULT 3vears BELIEVE HIS OPINION DESERVES CONSIDERATION.

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