245. Notes of a Special Group meeting, March 21

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1. The DCI gave a summary of operations during the past week. He also told the Group that Alejos is in Washington with a letter from President Ydigoras addressed to President Kennedy, and that he is attempting through his brother, the Guatemalan Ambassador, to obtain an appointment with Mr. Kennedy. Mr. Dulles said that he understood the letter took a strong position on the necessity of early action vis-à-vis Cuba, but—in answer to a question—assured the Group that we had neither written nor inspired the letter.

2. Mr. Dulles also said that he thought we should discuss soon with the Special Group actions to be taken with respect to employment of the forces now in training in Guatemala.

  1. Guatemala involvement in Cuba project. Secret. 1 p. CIA, DDO/LA/COG Files: Job 82–00679R, Box 3, Special Group Mtgs—Cuba.