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Created: 3/27/1953

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ARMY STATED ALL ARMY RESERVES SINCEEING CALLED ACTIVE SERVICE FOR MILITARY ACTION AGAINST GUATEMALA IN UNION WITH NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS. (COL. OSCAR BOLANOS,(ALSO RECEIVED AS BOLANQS) MINISTER DEFENSE TOLD MILITARY ATTACHE FEW RESERVES BEING TRAINED WEEKENDS ONLY).

JUGATION BELIEVES ACTION WILL BE DURING HOLY WEEKARCHPRIL.

HE ALSO STATED SALVADOR0 MORE ACCURATE) READY AND NICARAGUA AND HONDURAS.

SOURCE BELIEVESOUNTRIES WILL ENTER

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ALONG HIGHWAY FROM SALVADOR WITH NICARAGUA MAKING INITIAL ADVANCE AND SALVADORAN TROOPS POLICING BORDER AND GIVING REAR ECHELON SUPPORT. HE EXPECTS CAPITAL TO BE CENTER OF FIGHTING WITH HEAVY CASUALTIES.

5. GUATEMALA AWARE PLANS BUT AFRAID MOVE TROOPS OUTSIDE AREA GUATEMALA CITY FOR FEAR ANTI COMMIE UPRISING. SOURCE JUGATION. PASSED EMBASSY AND M. A. FIELD COMMENT:

ATTACHE CURRENTLY VISITING FARNO INDICATION ARMY PREPARING SUCH ACTION IN

DIPLOMATS AND FOREIGN OFFICEDISCUSSING NECESSITY FOR MILITARY ACTION AGAINST GUATEMALA.

AND INFORMANTS REPORTING RUMORS,

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