CONTACT REPORT

Created: 11/23/1953

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comer ^oftA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM

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RELEASE AS SANITIZED

PLACEi Col. Sine's

COVER USED: None DISCUSSION*

PERSOB5 PHESFtTi Cols.

Col. Kingho had already asked Hr. f* Jtoo-vez about0 aras delivery-ell Pros. Gal vex that Kr.f ould be down to see bin on It shortly. asvoxa by Col. King to leaveecember.

Location of Headquarters lr.Jwaathat the Navy would probata; by Tuesday or Weonusoajthoy could provide spaco and quarters there.{_

Jvorc nentloncd as possible places for use xouuCLontja HaHON.

tha ton Tuesday be would present to Col. Kinguu uie acquisition and use of an aircraft for the project.

It. Col. King reported on hie luncheonfficials at which Sheffield Edwards was present. FDA has offered to provide cover if necossaryt to list key businessmen in the Caribbean) and toinancial study of Guatemala.

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Col. King briefer Messrs.the progress of tho project.

reported briefly on the situation ln Ouatemala. Hethat Ambassador Peurifoy was extremely friendly and had lifted all previous restrictions on CIA operations In the country. Reporting on Guatemala moves, ^naid that the Guatemalans fear an Invasion from their Pacific siae and from the Salvadorap frontier. Thoy are running plane patrols along the Pacific coast. The airport inCity is being fenced and guarded. Commenting on his telegrams re the Arbent-Army officers' mooting, Mr. ded that Arbenz was also reported to have said that he would resign ln favor of Carlos Enrique Diaz.

Apropos of prior discussion with Hr. Wis nor. Col. King aakod Mr. Q -nabout. military personnel stationed In Guatemala and

wnothcrld be cooperative with PBSUCCBSS if so ordered. Mr.

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j-*jreported Tory favorably on the knovledgabillty and securityof tho artsy mission the lir mission is

ave fewer oootaote with Croat cms Iauli-fcary personnel but also to be potentially operative and secure* Col. King stated that ooetailed estimate of the mission personnel should be drawn up by or presentation to Mr. Wiener and to Can. Cabell.

rSXWKBIIDATIOrJSt That the foregoing suggestions be compiled with.

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