5. Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency to the CIA Station in [place not declassified]1

24629. 1. Hq. desires firm list top flight Communists whom new government would desire to eliminate immediately in event of successful anti-Communist coup.2

2. Request you verify following list and recommend additions or deletions: [5–1/2 lines of source text not declassified].

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 145, Folder 12. Secret; Priority; [codeword not declassified]. A similar telegram was dispatched on January 29. (Ibid.)
  2. In a January 29 response the Chief of Station suggested additional names and noted: “Cannot say all on list are commies but their leanings are such that considered dangerous our interests. … Minimum action of arrest and deportation all on [text not declassified] list should be a new government’s desire. Consider doubtful new govt. could long control without deportation majority on list.” (Telegram to CIA Station in [place not declassified] January 29; ibid., Box 7, Folder 1)