344. Memorandum for the Record1


  • Breakfast meeting with Secretary Haig, Eagleburger, DCI and DDCI on 15 June 1982

The following subjects were discussed:

[Omitted here is discussion of issues unrelated to the situation in the South Atlantic.]

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Falklands. The DDCI reported on a CIA cable indicating coup plotting is underway against Galtieri.2 Haig believes Galtieri will last no more than a week. Meanwhile, there is general belief that Thatcher has been the one to push hard and that we need to encourage her to be more moderate. Eagleburger said that the Salvadoran Ambassador and other South American officials have relayed their belief that the U.S. will not be damaged very much by the Falklands crisis and that the Latin American countries in general will continue to look to the U.S. for leadership and economic support. Haig did voice his concern about the Salvadoran Army setback yesterday in their operation against the guerrillas.

[Omitted here is discussion of issues unrelated to the South Atlantic.]

  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of Central Intelligence, Job 89B00224R: Committees, Task Forces, Boards, and Councils Files, Box 11, Folder 406: Memos for the Record of Mtgs w/Sec and DepSec of State (Apr 81–Dec 85). Secret; Eyes Only.
  2. Not found.