CABLE TO DIRECTOR FROM LINCOLN RE GUATEMALAN 1954 COUP

Created: 3/2/1974

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IMMEDIATE ACTION

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SITREP WEEKAROR COORDINATION MEETING. ENEMY:

WHILE KUFIRE REPORTINC FROM WSBURNT CONTINUESSUFFICIENT OVERT ANO SEMI-OVERT MANIFESTATIONS OF COVT AND COMMIE INTENT HAVE ACCUMULATED TO JUSTIFY ASSUMPTION THAT WSBURNT MOVING INTO STATUS OF DENIED AREA. SUCH INDICATIONS INCLUDE:

A. STEADILY MOUNTINC PROPAGANDA, INCLUDING SIGNATURE CAMPAIGNS, AGAINSTAMILIAR PRETEXT FOR INTERNAL REPRESSION AND MILITANCY*.

Bo ORGANIZATION OF LOCAL COMMITTEES FOR DEFENSE OF REGIME, COUPLED WITH PROPOSAL THAT LARGE-SCALE MILITARY TNG BE INSTITUTED,

CONTINUING EXPROPRIATION LANDOWNERS AND DEMAGOGIC STIRRINC-UP OF SCUATIERS AGAINST CURRENT LAND SYSTEM*

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D. CGTC LETTER TOASSN OF INDUSTRIALISTS) TACTFULLY ACCUSING INDUSTRIALISTS OF FAILURE TO PUSH DEVELOPMENT OF COUNTRY AND REQUESTING REDUCTION OF ELECTRIC AND RAIL RATES. THIS SIGNIFICANT INITIAL ASSAULT ON FREE ENTERPRISE AND PREVIEW OF STATE-RUN, COMMUNIST-TYPE INDUSTRIALIZATION,

Ea MOUNTING THREATS TC FREE PRESS, INCLUDING JAMMING ANTI-RED PROGRAMS, ARREST OF ANTI-RED BROADCASTER OSCAR CONDE, ETC*

F. CONCURRENT INTENSIVE DECEPTION AND PROVOCATIONWITH DECEPTION THEME THAT ARBENZ RPT ARBENZ ABOUT TO DSEAK

WITH REDS AND WITH FREQUENT PROVOCATION RUMORS OF IMMINENT REVOLT^

DESIGNED TO FLUSH OUT OPPOSITION

PACE OF ABOVE DEVELOPMENTS, IF CONTINUED UNAcATED, OPENSOF TACIT CONVERSION WSBURNT TO DENIED AREA STATUS BY LATE SUHKEft OR EARLY

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A, DUE TO INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL OBSTACLES, IT HAS HITHERTO BEEN IMPOSSIBLE SETAY BASED ON REASONABLE ASSURANCES, PROGRESS OF EVENTS NOW INDICATES NECESSITY, DESPITE MANY IMP0NDERA8LFS STILL REMAINING'AND STILL TO COME, OF FIXING TENTATIVE DATE,

B> AFTER THOROUGH REVIEW OF ALL ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM,

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liwc believes best estimate of earliestay to be in firs two weeks of june. final date to be determined vith hdos approvalthis estimate based on considerations in following paras,

systematic exploitation syncarp kufjredevelopment independent assets, if vigorously pursued, cannextays..

flow of guidance and materials to is presently increasing and will continue. proposed hemi-

anti-red conf scheduled forpril and exile labor

meetingbeing developed by nebecker) should provide outside kucown impetus, key to kucown effort inside wsburnt is sherwood siting and initiation of programs, these must co into effect not laterpril to provideay kugo'jn buildup*

kukook:

firming up syncarp/shimmer relationship to insure

reliability of calligeris* ontrich will undertake this week*

based on ontrich preparations, cadick is to examine

staging sites, staging preparations, transport facilities. etc, to

insure calligeris capability implement logistics plans, cadick

trip to be completed approxarch*

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3, SCRANTON TRAINEES WILL GRADUATE APFROXAY, ACCORD INC PRESENT PLANS.

a. ABOTAGE TRAINEES WILL GRADUATEARCH. LEADER TRAINEES WILL GRADUATE SARANACAY ALLOWINGAYS IMPLEMENT ORGANIZATION INSIDE TARGET AREAa

AbOVE PROPOSED SCHEDULING NECESSITATES FOLLOWINGACTIONS;

SECOND: EXPEDITE AND FULFILL OBJECTIVE ENSURING

FIRST: IMMEDIATE IMPLEMENTATION SHERUOOD ON SANTA FEp TO BE INPRIL AT LATEST* SANTA FE IS ONLY SOLUTION, SINCE NEGOTIATIONS JnOW APPEAR POSTPONED,/^ JoNSENT ON BASIS EXPERIENCE IS DOUBTFUL AND KMFLUSH SITE DOES NOT FULLY ASSURE PERMANENCE* -FULL EFFORT MUST BE MADE MINIMIZE SECURITY DRAWBACKS SANTA FE SITE TO PROVIDE VITAL KUGOWN FACILITY&

COMPLETE SUPPORT AS CONTEMPLATEDo

THIRD: POSTPONE ALL BLACK FLIGHTS TWO WEEKS, 3* SIGNIFICANT OPERATIONAL DETAILS;

A* GENERAL*. SEPARATE PROGRAM UNDERWAY TO LOCATE, DEVELOP AND EXPAND OPERATIONAL ASSETS COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT KNOWN SYNCARP ASSETS FOR PURPOSE SEEKING OBJECTIVITY IN KUFIRE REPORTING AND

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ACOUIRINC OUTSIDE SUPPORT FOR FOREGOING NEEDRECENT EVIDENCE CALLIGERIS FREEWHEELING AND STILLofNI2ANT AND ATTEMPTING BRING

CALLIGERIS INTO LINE, Bo SPECIFIC:

FT/9: EXPLORATION THUS FAR CLEARLY REVEALS ERRATIC PENETRATED ALTHO ANXIOUS JOIN WITH SYNCARP. FIELD PROBING HIS ASSETS*

REPORTS RECEIVED BEING PROCESSED* FIELD ANALYISING FILES, REFORMINC NETS.

PT/l; PUBLICATION AND PROPAGANDA DISTRIBUTION CONTINUING. LINC SENDING SUPPORT MATERIALS*

PT/2: ATTEMPTING DISPATCH OF WSBURNT EDITOR TO 2RBRIEF.

PT/3: LINC SENDING SUPPORT MATERIALS. PRINTED CALLIGERIS RELEASE PREPARED WITHNC*

PT/4A: NEW COMMENTATOR AND fffiolO STATIONS BEING

STUDIED.

PT/5: ASSISTING ON

PT/65 BEGINNING RESPOND TO LINC THEME GUIDANCE*ROPAGANDA CHIEF MAKING UNAUTHORIZED TRIP TORRIVED IN FIELD.

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PT/7; PLAN FOR HZM WIDE ANTI-RED CONF AHAITXNG HQS

APPROVAL*

PT/6: NE8ECKER EXPLORING

PT/9. MEXICAN EDITOR SENT TO ZRBRIEF*.

J PLAN INITIATED TO SET UP FRONT TO WSBURNT EXILES

IN KMFLUSK*

AR* NEW SAFE SITE SELECTED*'

PT/1AS IMPLEMENTATION URGENTLY NEEDEDo

IOG DATA KEY FIGURES BEING GATHERED IN FIELD> CALLIGERIS INDICATED COOP ATTITUDE ON PRODUCING DmVA. LEADER GROUP OFELECTED AND READY TRANSPORT TO KMFLUSH*.

OSSIBLE HESITATION ON

PARTC TAGING FLIGHTS* NO INFO CALLIGERISSIT*COVER FOR RESERVE. GAS POSSIBLE AT STRIP

NUMBER THREE* (IDENTIFIED XN^ i AXR 0PS 0FF T0 STUDY DETAILS*

MT/3* PRESENT TNG DUE COMPLETION PRIOR TOIVALL ON LOCATION'.

WT/6; PACKXNG CONTINUING SATISFACTORILY

HT/71 BASIC DRAFT AIR SUPPORT PLAN COMPLETED" TARGET DATE FOR START PHASE TWO AIR OPS MOVED FROMARPRIL* DELAY

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BASED. ON OVERALL TIMING KUHOOK PROGRAM AND NEED FOR MINIMUM TIME LENGTH EXPOSURE ARMS AT STAGING SITES, ALSO ON NEED TO KNOW MORE DETAILS CONCERNING LANDING ZONES AND GROUND MOVEMENT OFLIGHTS ONE AND TWO OT PHASE ONE COMPLETED ON SCHEDULE-. AIR SUPPORT PLAN TO BE SUBMITTED FOR HOS APPROVAL fc MARCH*

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