CABLE TO SR. REP. LINCOLN FROM DIRECTOR, CIA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 5/1/1954

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INTENSIVE STUDY BCjS RE WITBTSAmAL MTT.^TART MISSIONDECISION REACHrD IN CONSULTATION JHBLUO THAT ON BALANCE

PREFERABLE MISSION REMAIN BECAUSEI

LOULD CONVINCE ARMY HOPELESSNESS RECEIVINOMISSION AND MIGHT DISCOURAGE THOSE WHO OPi'OSED TO GOVT.

OF MISSION SERVES AS CHANNEL FOB PRESSING IDEA THAT

ARMS NOT NOW AVAILABLE BECAUSE OF NATURE OF GOVT.

SITUATION DETERIORATES SOME ARMY OFFICERS MAY TURN TOINFO OR FOa ADVISE. DOUBT THEY WOULD FhSL CLOSE ENOUGHHON MILITARY EMBASSY PEOPLE.

JWJLUG WILL ADVISE HIS APPRECIATION OP SITUATION ON RETURN AND MAKE FINAL HECO.*GNDATI0N. CONSIDER MISSION CAN bk MORE EFFECTIVEHAN IN PAST.

REQUEST YOUR COMMENT PRIOR PROPOSED MEETING KTTH APPROPRIATE MILITARY AUTdORITX EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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