161. Telegram From Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida to the CIA Station in Guatemala1

2957. 1. To show friendly strength, LINC considering action on idens.2

2. Advise if you consider hitting these targets currently feasible, psychologically beneficial. Effect should not be so great as to touch off full revolt. Request your list of alternate or added pre-D-day targets, with eye to KUGOWN rather than KUHOOK utility.

3. Submit operational data and suggestions you and LINC targets, i.e., locations, vulnerabilities, routes of movement, guards, etc.

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 4, Folder 8. Secret; Priority; RYBAT; PBSUCCESS. Repeated to the Director of Central Intelligence.
  2. Telegram 2958 from Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters to Guatemala, May 21, listed the five proposed targets. (Ibid., Box 4, Folder 4)