CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/15/1954

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PRIORITY CITE: SLINC

AFTER THOROUGH REVIEW OF ALL ASPECTSROGRAM LINC HAS REACHED FOLLOWING CONCLUSIONS:

A. OPPOSITION TO REGIME HAS AND SHOULD HAVE TWOITS BOW. ONE CALLIGERIS AND PLAN NOW APPROVED AND BEINGHIS ASSETS: THE OTHERINDEPENDENTLY THROUGH

HIGH ARMY OFFICERS. eOTH EFFORTS SHOULD BE TRIED SINCE THEY DO NOT BECOME MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE UNTIL POSSIBLY AFTER DEPOSITION PRESENT REGIME AND EVEN THEN CONFLICT NOT UNAVOIDABLE OR EVEN NECESSARY.

Bo AS ALREADY APPROVED THE CALLIGERIS EFFORT WILL PROCEED WITHOUT ABATEMENT.

HAS OEVELOPED TO POINT WHERE IT

IS BELIEVED HE WILL MAKE AFFIRMATIVE MOVE PROVIDE SOME INTERNAL WSBURNT TURMOIL DEVELOPS AND PROVIDEO HE CAN SE GIVEN REASONABLY CERTAIN ASSURANCE THAT IF HE IN FACT OVERTHROWS ARBENZ AND IS THE FIRST TOE FACTO GOVERNMENT IN THE CAPITAL HE WILL BE OFFICIALLY RECOGNlZEO BY PBPRJME.

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MOVEMENT SHOULD PROVIDE NEEDEOTHEN THATCAN PROVIDE CAPABILITY TO

HIMSELF AS DE FACTO REGIME IN CAPITAL CAN HE BE GIVEN ASSURANCE OF PBPRIME RECOGNITION REALIZING THAT AT SAME MOMENT CALLIGERIS MAY BE PURSUING'PAISN IN MJVEROUS AREAS OUTSIDE CAPITAL? ASSMUMING CALLIGERIS DEFEAT ORFAILURE THERE IS NO PROBLEM.

RECOMMENDS THAT PBPRIME SHOULD TAKE ADVANTAGEMOVEMENTS CAPABLE ACHIEVING MAJOR TARGET NAMELYREGIME AND ELIMINATION COMMUNISTS. CONSEQUENTLYACTION. IF AUTHORITY GIVEN, LINC CANEEQUERE (ALSO RECEIVED EWSQUIRE) GET WORDHE WILL ACCEPT REGARDING RECOGNITION PROVIDED ON HISGETS CONTROL GOVT IN CAPITAL FIRST SUCH ASSURANCENOT BE GIVEN UNLESS RECOGNITION IN FACT GIVENCONDITIONS

MIGHT OCCUR THEREAFTER BETWEENIS AN INTERNAL WSBURNT AFFAIR.

J|. THIS IS MATTER NC. OPINION OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE SO APPRECIATE AOVISE SOONEST,, REQUEST YOUR CONCURRENCE.

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