CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM GUATEMALA CITY RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/30/1954

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PAGF MET SWALLOWAY IN PRESENCE ESQUIRE WHO INTERPRETED. SWALLOH UNQUESTIONINGLY ACCEPTED PAGE BONA FITJE. MOST GRACIOUS COOPERATIVE AND OSTENSIBLY DISCREET.

PAGE BRIEFED SWALLOW ON PBSUCCESS CONCEPT IN BROAD OUTLINE, STRESSING THAT VIEWS NOT OFFICIAL, YET REFLECTING THINKING ON HIGHEST POL ICY-MAKING LEVEL PBPRI ME 0

CURRENT PHASE ONE OF ACTIVE PBPRIME SUPPORT OF INDIGENOUS, CALLIGERIS-LED ENIYfAVOR OVERTHROW WSBURNT REGIME. HOWEVER IF PEOPLE FOUND INCAPABLE CLEAN THEIR STABLES, PBPRIME BOUND TO STEP IM SOONER OR LATER.

KEY TC CURRENT PHASE IS ARMY HIGH COMMAND ATTITUEE IN CASE OF UPRISING. PAGF ANXIOUS CONVEY TO ARMY HIGH COMMAND PBPRIME RESOLVE LIQUIDATE WSBURNT REGIME BY ALL MEANS SHORT OF OUTRIGHT INTERVENTION. TOLD LIKE TALK TO SMILAX.

AGREED SMILAX ONLY MEMBER HIGH COMMAND WHO CAN (IE

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TRUSTED, IMMEDIATELY PROFFERED SERVICES LAY ON MEETING DURING WEEK BEGINNINGAY.

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SWALLOW EUPHASI ZED KEYNOTF WSBURNT FOREIGN POLICY GAIN TlT ALL COST. BELIEVES IT WILL TAKE FRO'" EIQIT TO TEN MONTHS TRAIN WS8URNT TROOPS IN USE NEW ARMS. CONSIDERS SITUATION FLUID AND MOST PROPITIOUS FOR TYPE ACTION FNVISAdD BY

IN STRONGEST TERMS CONDEMNED SLOPPY ANDMANNER V'SSURNT UNTJERGROUND OBVIOUSLY MANAGINGAS REFLECTED IN FACT SEMANTIC KEPT ROSTER HIS CO-WORKERS

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SWALLOW IESIROUS TALK fflTH CALLIGERIS SAN SALVADOR ONUNE AnOUT MILITARY PROBLEMS INVOLVED PBSUCCESS. SWALLOW WAS PROMISED REQUEST TO BE PASSED CALLIGERIS,,

9. SWALLOW AWARE PAGFm

TO WITHHOLD KNOWLEDGE PAGE DEALINGS FROM CALUGER1S. POUCH FOLLOWS.

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