SELECTION OF A CLANDESTINE RADIO SITE.

Created: 3/8/1954

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CMiHISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASE AS SANITIZED

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FORi DBPuTT DIKkCTQK (BUNS)

lanooatine Radio Silo.

lthoueh Umlandestine radio station for PBiJCCESS has been fully accepted and approved in principle, because of the security hazards involved in the use of any of the available

a i theant Director for Conmunications andUCCESS desk at Headquarters was requested.

careful consideration of the advantages andall possible sites, the Assistant Director forthat ap^rovnl bo granted to proceed with thoSanta Fe and following its completion the installation of astation in KHFLUSjf

. . Government interest will

be disclosed when tho broadcast is located as originating at Santo Fe.

Esterlino, in charge of tho PBSUCCESS deskemorandum with additional comments ro the securitycomments are inspired by information developed fromsources, indicating that the Guatemalanpenetrated certain phases of PBSUCCESS, and the desk's knowledge

of the details which led to the issuancewhite paper" The -task emphasizes even aore strong the probabilitylandestine adio station would become exposed upon its inception and if exposedis every reason to expect the Guatemalan Government to make full ise of its knowledge in attacking the United States.

Keca mendationi

fpproval by the DCI andppropriate officials of the Department of State subsequentlear statement of the risks involved as described in attached mK.iorar.da,

(ri C. KING Vhief, fcBT

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