CABLE FROM LINCOLN REPORTING DISCUSSIONS WITH MYLKES RE POSSIBLE SOURCES OF WHI

Created: 1/31/1954

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FULL DISCUSSIONLKESPDSSJ6LEPAPERALLIGERIS NAJH) IK OP.TJER:/ T

gLgfljO, CAPTAINEEKFORD. HEflVE TO SPECULATIONBE SITTING

ORTT! KG SOURCES, BUT COULD GIVE HO MOTIVES FOR SUCHTHEART. HEK DIRECTLY Q'JESTIOKEDHE HAD BASEDONCE TOLD HIM SEEKFORD SECURITY RISK. C

THEN ADDED HE HIMSELF HAD FULLEST COKFITfWS Hi SEEKFORD. XTRBJEV RELUCTANT TO CONS1IER ItLGAlO CI SIERSA AS SOURCES, DESPITE HIS OCT AISISSION THAT BOTH KNEW VIRTUALLY ALL HIS PLANS,T SENSITIVEFPAPER.

UELY IECLIJO TO DIVULGE SIERRA13TC KYLKES. (NOTE SIERRA ACTIONUCLUB TO2OTESEEKFORD REQUEST POC

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CALLIGERIS INDICATED TO UYLKES HIS DISLIKE OF LLCTON'S REQUESTSATA ON PERSONNEL INNTELLIGENCE NETS.

WHEN UYLKES POINTED OUT THAT.7JELGAD0 AND SIERRA WERE ALSO ON STAFF FOR TWO PREVIOUS ATTEMPTS WHICH WERE COMPROMISED AT CQUCtAL JUNCTURES, CALLIGERIS FAILED TO RESPOND DIRECTLY.

HE REPLIED THAT GROUP MUST ALSO CONSIDERSEEKFORD

AS INFINITELY POSSIBLE SOURCES OF WHITE PAPER.

WOULD PERHAPS NOT ORDINARILY RAISE DOUBTSOR MOTIVATION AND MIGHTNTERPRETED ASE HOWEVER, IN PRESENT SITUATION, FULLESTAND STRAIGHT TALK ARE REQUIRED OF ALL CONCERNED. REPLIES EITHER FAIL TO MEET SUCH STANDARDS OROF CALL IGERIS TO FACE SITUATION REALIS71CALLY0

ADDITION, THERE ARE THE OBJECTIVE CONSIDERATIONS CALL IGERIS HIMSELF HAS NOW BEEN ENGAGED IN THREE

COMPROMISED ATTEMPTS.

KU3ARK HAS INVESTED HEAVILY, FINANCIALLY ANDIN CALLIGERIS.

C. KUBARK NEEDS FULLEST INFORMATION ON EVENTS LEADING TO PRESENT SITUATION.

THE LIGHT OF ALL THE FOREGOING, LINCOLN CONSIIERS IT

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IUFcRATIVE THAT HQS GIVE MOST SERIOUS CONSIDERATION TO ilNCQLN BELIEVES. IT

VIRTUALLY UOTASIBLE TO TAKE THE BASIC DECISIONS SCHEDULEDFEBITHOUT THE EVIDENCE OBTAINABLE THROUGH LCFLUTTERINTEGRITY

LINCOLN IS SELL ASARE OF SIGNIFICANCE OF LCFLUTTER AT THISMAY REFUSE, THUS TERMINATING THEIR PARTICIPATION IN OPERATION, SINCE TO KEEP THEM ON AFTER SUCH REFUSAL WOULD ELIMINATE ANY CHANCE OF CONTROL. LINCOLN CONSIDERS THIS RISK MUCHIGHTY THAN THE DANCER OF MAKING KUBARK DECISIONS ON LESS THAN MAXIMUM AVAILABLE EVIDENCE.

IN ORFXR MINIMIZE POSSIBILITY AFFRONTING CALL1CHRIS PRIDE, LINCOLN RECOMMENDS FOLLOWING APPROACH:

A. DISCUSSAS INDIVIDUAL LESS

INVOLVED OPERATIONAL DETAILS.

S. EXPLAIN TO .. NEED TO APPLY EVERY PRECAUTION PRIOR TO WE* START, PRECAUTIONS 8EGINMNG AT TOP.

MANY PBPRIV.EUSE LCFLUTTER.

HAS BEEN USED ONAMERICAN PERSONNEL AND IT THEREFORE CONSISTENT FOR HIM AND

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calligeris'to do so.

have hiu persuate calligeris.

if lcflutter approved, mylkes ymll attempt obtain

recoml^end lcflutter team be dispatched lincolnoperator should be most competent, and, if possible, speak spanish. upon receipt eta, lincoln will provide contact instructions.

fyi: although request in early egcek8er, no security clearances have &eeh receivedto date.

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