ATTITUDE OF PERUVIAN ARMY LEADERS TOWARD THE CONGRESSIONAL CRISIS

Created: 8/2/1967

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(WHY, I" STILL THE MAS IN POWER 3UT HIS FOLLOWING HAS DWINDLED, -SPECIALLY ftlOHG COLONELS AMD LIEUTENANT COLONELS. FURTHERMORE HEJOT Of) FRIEBDLY TERMS WITH OTHER GENERALS. IN SPITE OF THE FACT TKiT ATTENDANCE BY COLONELS AT MANY OF THE INDEPENDENCE HOLIDAYS CEREMONIES is MANDATORY, ALL COLONELS WERE SIGNIFICANTLY ABSEftT FROM ThTSL CEREMONIES. DOIG NOTICED THIS AND HAS 3IPATED COMMANDING OFFICERST ENSURING THAT THESE COLONELS MERE PRESENT. 3 ;NDOF THE OTHER GENERALS ARE INTERPRETING THE AMOUNT OF AP-?'. -USE RECEIVED DURING THE MILITARY PARADE AS AN INDICATION OF POPULAR SUPPORT OF THE ARBY, PARTICULARLY IN THIS TIME OF POLITICAL CRISIS. FO? THIS REASON DOIG IS PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO THEL/.CK OF COHESION WITHIN THE ARMY AS REPRESENTED eY

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WITCH THE PARADE and OTHER EVENTS ob TELEVISION but STILL FELT thatFKC? OF all THE COLONELS THIS YEAR had SOME SIGNIFICANCE.>

Z. THf armored DIVISION of the AR'IY HA5 PREPARED to MOVE, if MiCrSSARY, O'JULY if the APRA-natIOKAL ODRIISTA UNION COALlTIQtt had ATTEMPTED tt install COMPRESSuorum OR had COMMITTED

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3. ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS HERE NOTIFIED TO STAY MAY" FROM THE ATTEMPT TO INSTALL CONGRESS ONULY TWOWIRE NOT NOTIFIED AND SATT AN HOUR OF ROLL CALLS KFORl THEY COULD FIND AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE. THEY'DLUIS PALACIOS TRUJILLO, PRESIDENT OF THE SUPREME COUNCIL OF MILITARY JUSTICE, FOR NOT GETTING THE WORD TO THEM.Alb)Ill>2Syr5> STATE ARMY NAVY AIR AID CINSCO

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