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

Created: 6/16/1954

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FOLLOJ/IKG IS SPELL-OUT HQS POSITION RE REF KESSAGES AS PREVIOUSLY INDICATED BRIHXY VJHITTJK/PLAYDOH TELEPHONE CONVERSATION: RE PARA IB of REP AWHEREAS AORSE FULLY WITH DESIRABILITY MAXIMUM EXPLOITATION IJEHDOZA IN APPEALS FOR HOK^OWIUHIS'r WSBORWT PILOTS DEBECT, AND RECCWiilffl THAT HE ALSO BEGS ALL VHO CAKEOT DEFECT DISOBEY 0RD3U5 GO TITOGAINST OTHffi LOYAL PATRIOTIC OPPONEBTS COKHONTST RCOTKE, HESHDOZA SHOULD CfREPULLT AVOID APPEJUttBCE SABER-RATTLING OR THREATS CF ACTION EXTERNAL ATA FORCE AGAINST BURNT AYR FORCE OR ARMED FORCES.

RE PARAEF AHIS SHOULD BE REVISED TO ELIHINftTE INSTRUCTION RK-RTN OVER AHIXINUTES OR Ai-TTKI'O LIKE IT. ALSO SrSIC'SLY qUESTION PORTIOI! LAHGUAGL DEDICATDO QUOTE DECISIVE UNQUOTE COUIfTER-ACTTOH AQUKST ENEMY ATTACK. OUR REASONING FOLLOWS! TO REMAIN OVER TARGET PCSERIOD COUNTS TOITATICW TO DOGFIGHT. PROKHBLE THAT CiOVEtfJflCNT

of wsbdrnt air force pilots. this aXX could well result in aerial contest

with subsequent adverse EFFECTBURHT jjilttabt since it surely be open

rCTERPRETATTOH as attack against them as distinguished from regime. this we

obviously wish avoid, moreover if government planes come up for attack

Pt/blig and ours run away there could be strong adverse reaction to thisi iii il't

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NMENT ability drive off the opposition, repeated passes over area in such hx way as indicate sizeorce, plus leaflet drops,ll okay but tet to stay out of shooting scrape AND avoid obvious provocation of sane.

re ref B, we understand you taking ho action re prohibited aspectsnd ko

K G. UISKIE

deputy directorsi no off

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