CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/15/1954

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ALL PREPARATIONS FOR MAXIMUM EFFORT BEING SHOCK TROOPS ARE WITHIN FOUR HOURS READINESS AT STAGING SITES. VESSEL PROCURED AND BEING READIED FOR PACIFIC COAST ARMS INGRESS. OUGH PARTISANS CLAIMED REAOY AND AWAITING ARMS SE OF ADAM.

KUGOWNs SHERWOOD MAIN THEME 1 STRONG APPEAL TO ARMY TO DENY ARMS TO CIVS, ARBENZ HAVING SOLO SOUL TO SOVIET NOW TRYING TO

DESTROY ARMY ETC. PRESENT REGIME ILLEGAL, CALLING ON RESISTANCE AGAINST GOVT. THIRD: GUAT ARMS SHIPMENT SElZEO IN EUROPE BY REQUEST U. S. TATICAL KUGOWN TEAMS BEING INSTRUCTED TO FOLLOW SHERWOOD FOR OPS GUIDANCE. IR LEAFLET DROP DELAYED. VOLUNTARY RESTRICTION GAS/OIL SHIPMENTS BY SUPPLIERS NOW UNDERWAY EXPECTED TO BE EFFECTIVE SOON.

UNCONFIRMED REPORTS INDICATEANTI-RED ARMY OFFICERS AND SHOWDOWN NEAR. ALL OUT

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STRONG SUPPORT AUTHORIZED TO AIO IN FORCING ISSUE TO FAVORABLE DECISION. PAGE AND ESQUIRE RETURNING WSBURNT.

Ii. AIR! ADE UNSATISFACTORY ARMS DROPROP ABORTED, NO RECEPTION PARTY SIGHTED. 4 DROPS LAUNCHED FOR AF-8ii5lj ANOESPECTIVELY. THUS FAR8 EXPECTED OPERATIONAL ONUNE. 7 EXPECTED ARRIVEUNE. AIR ORDNANCE BEING AlRLIFTEO TO SOMERSET.

5. SIGNAL: RADIO STATION LINCOLN ESTABLISHED TO WORK SHERWOOD DIRECT. FCP, NDNLY AGENT STATIONS ACTIVE THUS FAR. HOWEVER ALL TRO AND RRO ENROUTE TO STATIONS AND EXPECTED ON AIR BYUNE. NO RRO AVAILABLE TO DATE FOR GOSS.

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