CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/11/1954

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PBSUCCESS HYLiAT ATTN PURWELL

YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVLD FULL GRIEFING ON PQSUCCESS. HOWEVER IT IS AN EXTRE-.SLY DIFFICULT OPERATION INVOLVING SEVERAL COUNTRIES AND MANY STRONG CROSS CURRENTS. IT IS PATENTLYAND UNDESIRABLE TO KEEPFULLYTHEREFORE LINCOLN UNDER HQS MUST RLQUlST ACTIONS AT TIMES IVMICH MAY NOT BE ENTIRt!LY CLEAR TO EACH STATION.

IN CONFORMITY REQUIREMENT TO KEEP OOYOKE AS ALOOF AND CLEAR AS POSSKJLE FRO** INVOLVEMENT BSUCCESS, IT ISTO MINIMIZE ALL OPERATIONS CONOUCTEO BY YOUR STATION DURING THIS TIME TO GIVE IMPRESSION NON-PARTICIPATION.

p. TO PERMIT ABOVE AND PROVIDE MAXIMUM PROTECTION AA SENT HAS BEEN SET UP IN YOUR CITYIT ISBE ABLE SIMPLY PROVIOE MEANS CONTACT BETWEEN

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A. HE HAS GOOD BUSINESS COVER WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR HIS

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COVERT OPERATIONAL COVER IS SECRETOf SKIMMER.

DUTY IS SIMPLY COMPLY WITHPROVIOEO BY SKIMMER AND TO MAINTAIN COVERTTHROUGH MEANSKNOWLEDGEPERSON.

OPS DTFPOGS PRESENTLY PLANNEDIN

HIS PSUEOO IS CLAYTON S. WELLBANK.

f. you Authorized and requested pass all cable

TRAFFIC FROM HIM TO UNC INFO DIR AND VICE VERSA, INCLUDING DISPATCHES,

CER'AIN AT NO TIME OFFICiAL CRYPTOSARE PASSED TO HIM, ALWAYS STERILIZE ALL MESSAGES

NAME AND ADDRESS FOLLOWS.

AS MATTERPICI OUSNESS- INITIAL CONTACT SHOULD BE TELEPHONE SAYINGAS ASKED TO CAUL YOUPI ENDKE IN STATES NAMED ED oAKER WHO SAID HE WAS FRIEND OFHIS SHOULD FOLLOW UY NORMAL ARRANGING TO MEET >

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MiSSAGE MUST BE PASSEO TO HIM:

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WHERE MEETING ARRANGED FORAY. GO TO LUGTON'S COVER OFFICE ASK FOR HIM GIVING YOUR TRUE FIRSTSUBSTITUTE TRUE NAMES).

k- FULLY APPRECIATE YOUR POSITION THIS MATTER AND INVITE YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS RE PROPER SERVICING THIS CONTACT. PLEASE MAKE CERTAIN ABOVE MESSAGE PASSED IN TIME FOR MEETING. TRUE NAMES FOLLOW.

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