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from : Chief of Station, ^ INFO: Chief, WHD subject: KOGOWN Operational sricinc- Telephone Team Reference:
compliance with instructions contained inwill be briefed this date regarding thea telephone team within the ESSENCE group. eport of
action taken will be Included ln the regular weekly KUGOWN operational report.
Meanwhile, we would like to request that whenever security permits we be given more comprehensive Information regarding KUGOWN operational tasks assigned ln this manner. In this instance we can only speculate as to the purpose and objectives of the subject operation, and we aro therefore handicapped in briefing responsible personnel.
You are aware that ESSENCE le not fully controlled. For your further information, it is noted that he ls not Inclined to accept instructions blindly without receiving some Indication of the purpose, objectives, possible results, etc. If we areosition to explain such matters and show that ourwill probably serve the cause (which they,were serving before we recruited them) they willrespond with greater enthusiasm andreaLer effort to carry out suggested activities-
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