CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 6/5/1954

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ingMMEDIATE ACTION

AUTHORITY MAKE LEAFLET OROPFROU SOMERSET ano REACHING TARGETS ATUNE! OR

ATUNE WHICHEVER PROVES TO BE OPERATIONALLY PREFERABLE.

PLANE WILL DROP LEAFLETS ON QUICHE,MAZATENANGO; THE OTHER ON PORTE BARRIOS AND CO BANOTHERWISE ONLY ON ONE OF THE TWO.

J. LEAFLFTS TO BEINLY "HUESATRIAN PEL Igro MORTAL" BUT WILL ALSO INCLUDE LESSER QUANTITIES OF "VIVA LAL MORFIMISTA""ABAJO COiWIStJO".

U. FEEL STRONGLY THAT MUST TAKE SOME ACTION AT EARLY OATE TO SHOW CONTINUED STRENGTH CALLIGERIS MOVEMENT DESPITE RECENT WSBURNT ACTICN BOTH TO EKCOURAGE FRIEND AND DISCOURAGE FOE.

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LCAFLET OROP IW VIEW REACT IOl CAUSED BY LAST ONE SEEMS TO

US BEST ACTION TO TAKE AND MESSAGE IN ALL LEAFLETS PARTICULARLY

APPROPRIATE.

5- TARGETS WERE CHOSEN BECAUSE

A. IMPORTANT AREAS BUT DO NOT CONSIDER RISK INVOLVED VERY GREAT

8* GEOGRAPHICALLY SITUATED AWAY FROvl PRESENT ENEMY CONCENTRATION IN EAST CENTRAL WSOUPNT AND WSHOOFS BORDER AND MIGHT CAUSE SHIFT OF CONCENTRATION.

C. AVOIO WSBURNT CAPITAL.

AS STATED ININC ESSENTIALLY IN AGREEMENTND BELIEVES PROPOSED DROP IN KEEPING WITH PROPOSALS OF REF.

CREWS WILL CONSIST SOLELYILOTS WHO FLEW FIRST DROP AND TWO PILOTS JUST RECRUITER

80 PLS AOV1SE.

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