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Created: 6/9/1954

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REASONS FOR CURTAILMENT CIVIL LIBERTIESCIRCUMSTANCES SUGGEST LIKELIHOOD ACT OF DESPERATIONBY REAL OR POTENTIAL DEFECTIONS AND CONSEQUENTARMY SUPPORT. NOTE EVENTS REPORTED REFS PRECEEDEDACT ION6

KNOWLEDGE LARGE SCALE DEFECTIONS WOULD BEAND REFUTATION GOVT CLAIMS ARMY LOYAL AND NC REGULARALLEGED PLOT.

5. HENCE ASSUME RUMORS REFS TRUE AHD SUSPENSION LIBERTIES GOVT ATTEMPT TO PREVENT PUBLICITY ABOUT DEFECTIONS AND CONCEAL WEAKNESS, UNCERTAINTY RE MAJOR PROP (IE ARMY)e

XPOSURE THIS PRECISE THROUGH NORMAL NEWS CHANNELS NOW IMPOSSIBLE. URGENTLY REQUEST SHERWOOD BROADCAST CONTENTSS TRUE FACTS ANDBOVE REASON.

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