204. Telegram From the CIA Station in Guatemala to Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida1

887. Re LINC 3966 para 5.2

Assume from ref all air potentially at Calligeris disposal.
Trust you realize this completely incompatible with role you contemplated for [name not declassified]. Appears you intending give [name not declassified] (the hope for swinging army) only Station “persuasion”, while Calligeris gets all the muscle.
As repeatedly stated, [name not declassified] needs all available air 18 June to create emergency on which he can capitalize.
[name not declassified] also must be able call on air 19 June to follow up his coup if successful.
Evident Calligeris shock troops do not need air protection where no air opposition exists. Shock troops also bring own gear, so have not priority need for resupply.
Please confirm that air available to [name not declassified] as requested.
  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–010125A, Box 91, Folder 6. No classification marking; Operational Immediate; RYBAT; PBSUCCESS. Repeated to the Director of Central Intelligence.
  2. Document 201.