CONFERENCE WITH DD/P RE PBSUCCESS

Created: 11/24/1953

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MEMORANDUM FOR THEt

SUBJECTi v. Conference withe PBSUCCESS

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PRESENT: DD/P;P/Opa; and Chief of Station, Ouatemala

1. Use of Military Missions: ad called the meeting with the main intent to discuss the military missions currently stationed in Ouatemala City and possible exploitation of same in connection with PBSUCCESS.

He ankedC Chief of Station) shout said missions. *C that the Army mission consisted of four officers headed bythe Air Force mission consisted of three officers headed

by Boththese senior officers mere, in C Jes- _

tioation, excellent men;f_ Jwas more of an extrovert than

mho never talked much, especially not about political matters orrelations.JJdia think, however, that both men could be used as indicated in DD/F's memos to IDCI and DCI, datedndespectively. antsC J3 to see these memos.)

Gen. Balner (PPC) had discussed the missions and the possible useas indicated in the above with Col. Brad Smith of rton.mainlv to prepare for the recall ofC ndC JC- olunteeredsupposed to be in the

United States at Rally Field where an airplanT belonging to thesupposed to be overhauled. It was suggested thatmight be

called to Washington for his briefing in connection with this visit.

mmediately telephoned Col. Brad Smith suggesting thattopresence in. and call him to

Washingtonriefing if feasible. At the same time,tated that Col.C f the Amy mission could be briefed abroad, if someoneol. Smith himself) went to Guatemala with proper credentialsop-flight Defense representative to do the Job.

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It is ascertained that the two mission Cols, came underf the Army and the Air Force respectively. Col. Brad Smith

would take

would take care of the issue concerning the use of said missions. He would verify the status of the officers as to normal termination of duty tours, etc.

(FOLLOT-UP ACTION: Gen. Balaar.)

l*the reporting channel for the two

chiefs of the military missions would be: Military Mission Chief to As^issadoror transmittal to Washington Headquarters vis ClA channels.

(FOLLOW-UP ACTION: C- o make appropriate contact with the Ambassador.)

. Exchange between Arbenz and Ambaseadori sked

f2!ta3the reported debateS* ^temmlan Aabassador in Washington. Mr.S looking into

atter dxrecUy with Mr, Leoay of State.ndicated thatin aU information concerning this and that hepossible, to see thereports.

(ACTION: Mr. Tofte with

. J- in Caracas, March lflft. nquired what could be done to alert neid stations to watch for possiblo Communist tricks and maneuvers in respect to the planned OAS meeting in Caracas. as anxious to avoid any kind of embarrassment that night be caused by

CSSfof that nature.

J. C. King CCWH) indicated that certain preparations were alreadyin Venezuela where ten leading Comnunista were scheduled for

equestedJ- C. King concerning alerting of field stations

relative to the Caracas meeting.

(ACTION: J. c. KingJ

aidwbo is discussing military

aid miselons to Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador with Col. Hrad Smith said that he had been given to understand that the Army might prefer onein ot*three countries frcTwh ch acU^intalubstantial headquarters to Nicaragua with active liaison into Honduras and El Salvador. J. C. King

indicated that

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indicated that thia would be all right,P suggested that the working group take op thia question forthwith for further deliberationinal reply waa given to Col. Brad Smith.

(ACTION: PBSOCCESS working group.)

BANS V. TOFTE Chief, PP/Opa

VTofte

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