COVER USED: REFEREHCES:
ol. Bran Smith's office
Col. Hraden. Krskine's office)
Col. Brandon (second in command,Mission
Branch, UUAF) Hans V. Tofte (representing PBSUCCESS)
DD/P's memos to DDCI and -CI, dtdovubj: Exploitation of lilitary Missions.
0nstruction, and at the request ofeeting as indicated in the above at lbOODecor theurpose of briefingChief, ruitery
Mission, USAf, Ouatemala, as peremos referenced in the above.
Col.inforrwd in general Urns th.it. hasto take actiontemala ir> order to curtail or eMainale Cowiist domination of the Oovem-oent of that country. Col.appeared to appreciate precisely "hat would be required of hie, and it isthat the "ol. is ouallfied to handle the matter discretely snd efficiently. It mas emphasized that he would report directly to the Ambassador. (In this connection, it was ascertained that there would be no difficultyis the Air attache or the Military attache in. embassy in Guatemala City who would not be cut in on Pi'SUCCESS.)
It wae discussed at the nesting that there was aone possibility that the !gencr might request extensions relative to the tours of duty of both (or one of) the current chiefs of "ilitary "lesions in Guatemala ^ltyin order to take advantage of their positions, their local know-ho* and the personal rapport they have developed with Ouatemalan Governnent officials during the past two ypars.
that as far as he was concerneduld not
inconvenience him at all to have his tour of duty in Guatemala extended
eriod of eoec months. Be agreed that it would be difficult for new men to be of any particular use to PBSUCCESS} in hisittake upear before the replacements scheduled to take over for himself and Col. C nb would be able to settle down properly end establish any kind of contact with Guatemalans of any use to PBSUCCESS.
L|EI> that the above be carefully considered and that, if at all possible, the tour of duty of at least one of thechieis of mission be extended until, soy,,
It is further recommended that the Ambaosador in Guatemalanotified about the briefing of Col.will avail himself
of an early opportunity after his return to Ouatocmla to contact the Ambassador regarding the briefing recorded in this memo.
BUB V. TOTE