253. Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency to Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida1

06765. LINCOLN is instructed by Ascham that all instructions to field particularly to SGUAT which have significant bearing upon political strategy and upon way in which political negotiations and maneuvers are to be conducted be cleared with headquarters prior to transmission. Believe LINCOLN will appreciate necessity for this in view strong ODYOKE policy implications and absolute requirement for ODACID assistance, backstopping, and parallel action. Please confirm. In case of emergency need for urgent decision clear with headquarters by telephone.

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 11, Folder 5. Secret; Operational Immediate; RYBAT; PBSUCCESS. Drafted by Bissell.