85. Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency to the Station in the Congo1

Dir 46396 (Out 68390). Re A. Dir 43140 (Out 62171);2 B. Dir 45581 (Out 66823).3

1. Full approval for [cryptonym not declassified] program as submitted received 1800 local 20 June. This received ahead of anticipated schedule view reported convening parliament 25 June.

2. To clarify Department position re Gizenga per ref A. African Bureau has given us additional language as follows: Program should allow for representation in govt of group centered around Gizenga, altho no sensitive position should be given this group. We believe such representation necessary order assure new govt obtains loyalty all Congo, including Orientale and Kivu, as well as recognition by African and Asian nations in general as the govt of the Congo. Only in this way can solution all political aspects of the Congo crisis be achieved.

3. Additional points made by Department are:

A. No effort should be spared to protect security of this extremely delicate operation.

B. Department must be kept currently informed of development of program.

4. Look forward your early reports.

End of message.

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency Files, Job 82–00450R, Box 6, Folder 7, 40 Committee, Congo (K), 1960–1964. Secret; Rybat; [cryptonym not declassified]; Operatial Immediate. Drafted and released by Tweedy (C/AF).
  2. See footnote 1 to Document 82.
  3. See footnote 4 to Document 84.