LETTER TO MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH FROM ANGUS MACLEAN THUERMER RE GUATEMALAN 1954 C

Created: 8/28/1973

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CIA HISTORICAL REVIEW PROGRAM RELEASEAS SANITIZED

Marvin L. Arrowsmlth

Bureau Chief

The Associated Press

onnecticut Avenue, H. H.

Washington,.

Daar JlaiVJ

Lew Gullck'sn writing you on the ratter of his request for the declassification of certain CIAconcerning the Guatenalan incident

Following our refusal to declassifyrequestedlast fall. Low appealed our decision to the Interagencyion Review Corwittcestablishedxeeutlve. Thet Copmittee has considcrorf tha natter at sone length. VA'ihlwiman Eisenhower's approval, waha appeal frca rtu agenda of tiie ICRC inone the requested docuicirts.

tsv? completed our revave concluded four dcr.tjrcentsretainhic'i yon aay rvfer back to tho ICRC vrfefc-tt fu.-thcr consideration by the CIA Information Review CeoitVee if yoy so desire. m glad to ba able to aduice that wa have declassified IS such docu;nonts, with very ninorve'd revealthe intelligence source cr method involved. it Mill Im posslble to declassify an additionalocumentst.*rits ccr^ur ir. thath wa have requestor tticsi to do. n touch with you concerning theses soon as possible.

o responded to th"efinition of your request; that is, we have? reviewed daily Intelligence bulletins and havei yn:-bla to find any special "si traps," While this cenpiies uith the precise wsrding of the original req.esm certcin that it does not satisfy yourhe rauB time, we recognize that you carnot specify docirscnts whoseyny maynrv. Lifce-vise, we cannot vftiu.itfcir to you ciocunants wnicii nay

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Inteiifqonce sources and methods. It might he useful In an attempt to be helpful to you and at the same time protect national security Information,e could get together to discuss ways of resolving our sometimes contradictory objectives.

Incidentally, the charge for searching for the records,er hour or fraction thereof. In addition, therehargeer page for copying the document*. This amountsor theocuments. Your remittancehe amount0 should be by check or postal money order and should be payable to the Treasurer of the United States. The documents will beto you is soon as your check Is received. The copying charges for the remalnino documents will, of course, depend upon the degree to which the other ceMVMedaigencies concur uith the-_i l1 that they be declassified and released. You will bo billed separately for this service when the other documents aro ready for transmittal.

Sincerely,

Annus Kect.ein Thuerrar Assistant to the Director

ddressee

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