159. Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency to the CIA Station in Guatemala1

01705. SGUAT (for JMBLUG from Whiting).

Please read following message to ODUNIT senior member of Mil/Mis in WSBURNT:

“This is to emphasize and reaffirm the verbal instruction given to you personally that it is in the national interest to furnish the [Page 296]Ambassador with whatever information you may have or can procure, which reveals the attitude of the military toward to regime.

During your normal and personal contacts with members of the WSBURNT armed forces it is desired that you stimulate conversation toward obtaining an expression of attitude without engaging in clandestine or other irregular contacts or practices.

This message has the concurrence of ODACID, ODEARL (ODUNIT) and KUBARK. ODIBEX transmitting substance direct to their member.”2

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 8, Folder 6. Secret; Priority; RYBAT; PBSUCCESS. Drafted by Wisner.
  2. The last sentence was added by hand.