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

Created: 6/15/1954

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1. REPEHRIOT IN GENERAL TO THE DEVELOPMENTS OF THE PAST U8 HOURS niCIDDISQ SUBJECT MATTER PIAYDOH/ASCHAM TELEPHONE COHVERSATIfW LAST K'OHT, WILL YOU PLEASE PROVIDE TO US TOUR VERT BEST ESTIMATE, AS OF TODAY, OF THE DATE BT WHICH YOU EXPECT TO ACHIEVE READINESS (WHICH WK ASSUME TO BE EQUIVALENT VO YOUR KISKOFF DATE).

P. FCR TOUR I'-iFOHlATIOH HQS GOING FULL OUT TO PROVIDE OS STIMULATE VARIOUS FQSMS ADDITIONAL PRESSURE OH REGIME,-MART OF WHICH ACTIOKS RESPONSIVE TO OI ZN LINE WITH RECOMMENDATIONS OF LINC AND FIELD. YESTERDAY AND TODAY FOLLOWING STEPS HAVE BEER TAKEN HERE l

PERSONALLY ARRANGED LEAK TO AP IAST NIGHT OFWAS OH MORNING BROADCASTS ALTHOUGH TOO LATE FOR MOST UP FOLLOWING UP WITH QUESTIONS AND CLAIMS TO HAVETO SAKE EFFECT ALTHOUGH WE HOT SURE WHETHER ULTIMATE SOURCE

IS SAKE.

LEAST TWO OF MAJOR OIL COMPANIES HAVE BEEN REQUESTED

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OPEN TO IKTERPEETATlOa' THET COfSIDHOKO SLOWDOWN OR TEHPORART

STOPPAGE OIL SHIPMENTS. FIRST REACTION FAVOSA RLE AKD OWE OR MORE may OCKPXT.

HATE BEEN PREPARED FOR EOTH PRESIDENTOEHERAXLI ALOHQ LINES IOTJR RECOOGXDATIOBS, ANDBRIEFED THIS MORNING BEFORE HIS PRESS CONFBiFKCE. CONFERENCE COMES TOMORROW AND WE HOPE FOR BEST.

NEWS MEDIA PROVIDED WITH BITS AND PIECES WHICHACCEPTED AVIDLY.

TO NC*-SUCCESS. STATIONS WITH MICH TOO FAMILIAR.

3. WE ASSUME BOTH LISC AND FIOD WIIL CCBfTIHUK FORWARDING RECOH'ENDATIOKS ffl SOQGESTIONS FOR ACTION HERE.

END OF rESSAGE

FRANK G.

DEPuTT DIRECTOR (FUNS)

IT IS FORBIDOEN TO

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