CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/1/1954

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASFJN

CITE: SLING

8 (IN1 MAY ^

TO: DIR RYBAT PBSUCCESS RE: OIR)

HAVE CONSIDERED REASONING IN REFO WILL DISCUSS TUESDAY.

HEANBHILE FYI FEEL THAT SHOULO BE NO OBJECTION TO CONCEPT THAT CALLIGERIS HAS USED FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO PURCHASE SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT INCLUDING PLANES. FLIGHTS THEN ARE OVERT AND ADMITTEDLY PART CALLIGERIS EFFORT.

MAIN PROBLEM IN OUR OPINION NOT THAT OF FLIGHTS BUT RATHER BHERE CALLIGERIS PURCHASED PLACES. USE OF PLANES BOULO BE NO SURPRISE AS EVIDENCED BY ORIGINAL 2RBRIEF OFFER AND ALLEGATIONS IN RECENT ERRATIC LETTER TO EMBASSIES IN OTFROOS.

L. PLANES USED WOULD BE SASED OR AT LEAST TAKE OFF FOR THESE OVERFLIGHTS AT SOMERSET, STORY OF PURCHASE BY CALIGERIS HAVING BEEN LEAKED AND CIRCULATED IN ADVANCE*

5- DANGER OF LOSS TO ENEMY ACTION NOT NOW CONSIDERED TOO SERIOUS. GROUND FIRE COULD OE AVOIOEO IN PART ANC ALSO

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MINIMIZED BY ALTITUDE FLOWN. PURSUIT AIRCRAFT AVAILABLE WSBURNT HAVE MAXIMUM SPEED NO GREATER THAN THATtf.

6- FACT THAT PLANES REPRESENT ONE fJKJRE0 EQUIPMENT FOB CALLIGERIS AGAIN MERELY QUESTION Of ABILITY TO PURCHASE OP SUFFICIENT MONEY PLUS AVAILABILITY OFPURCHASED.

TILL WORKING ON OETAILS BUT HOPE YOU WILL KEEP MIND OPEN.

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