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Created: 4/14/1954

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OFFICIALS WITH VtHOM LILLET SPENT COUNTRYPRIL. ONELIABLE SOURCE REPORTED ABOVE SOJOURN SOLIDIFIEDSIDEMT PERSONAL RELATIONS. ABOVE OPTIMISM TEMPERED BY POSSIBLE FOUL BALL UNLESS WSHOOrS DEFENSE MINISTER SUCCESSFULLYram U'PASSE RESOLVED. PREVIOUSLY REPORTEDPROBLEM MOT RAISED RECENTLY, CONSIDERING- PREVIOUS EMPHASIS THEUST CONTINUE TREAT AS FUTURE POSSIBILITY.

PLEASE REAL IZE MAXIMUM COVER AND CUTOUTS USED ALL OCCASIONS AND "CABLESF" TELESCOPED ELABORATE PRECAUTIONS TAKEN CONSISTENT ISSIRED RESULTS.

SITUATION OK SKILLET ARRIVAL WAS: CALLIGERIS GROUNDED AND ALL t'S-'OOFS OFFICIALS RELUCTANT SUPPORT CALLIGERIS CPS,

SEROUS PROBLEMS SUS&0UN7ED,HOOFS PRESIDENT FEARS RE POSSIBLE CALLiGERi3/CAKiAS SECRET PACTS AS REPORTEDND TJ,

AG REPORTED, SITUATION NOW SROUGS'T TO POINT WHERE, IK SKILLET OPINION, WHATEVER KUBARK HAS DONE OR WILL DO li; FUTURE HAS SAFE BASJ3 FOR PLAUSIBLE DENIAL ODYOKE INVOLVEMENT COMSI STEWT RISKS ALWAYS 5NHFREN7 SUCK OPS.

IN VIEW YOUR "GO SLOS'5 MSGSOULD APPRECIATE YOUR REACTIONS AND FUTURE GUIDANCE MY HANDLING.

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A. REEF E: ODACID CABLE NOT (PORTION MISSINGBE me- SERVICED), IV ILL COMPLY YOUR INSTRUCTIONS RE FURTHERSHOULD NEED ARISE, BUT EXPECT CAN AVOID ENTIRELY, DUE PRESIDENTS ACTION IN AUTHORIZING TEST FLIGHT,

EEF E: GLAD ONTRICH TJFBRIFFlfcG HAS'3iSUNEERSTAWDIf'GS RESULTING FROM INADEQUACIES CABLESE. AND HAS AMPLIFIED REPORT SITUATION SENTEF F.

C. REEF =: FULLY EXPECT 8SH00FS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF AIR FORCE CONTINUED SiLENCE AND COOPERATION, BUT PROBABILITIESVOHLfi BE GREATLY FORTIFIED BY REMOVAL HSHOOFS DEFENSE MINISTER xAHD UPGRADING PRIORITY ASSISTANCE TO CHIEF AIR FORCE OH HIS OWN SftSOTAGE PK08LRJS DISCUSSED.ND J.

9, FULLY APPRECIATE TOUGHoUARK POLICY PROBLEMS YOUR END, UCCFSS OPS DETAILS OUTSIDE SKILLET JURISDICTION, HOPE YOU FULLY AWARE ADVANTAGES MAXIMUM POSSIBLE DELIVERIES DURING THiS HOLY V'EFKENCF MOST OFFICIALS AND CONSEQUENT !NCREASt SECURITY WITH MiNlUUU RIS< UNFAVORABLE ACTION.

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