Cryptonym: DOC

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DOC was the field cryptonym for Mazatenango during Operation PBSUCCESS. Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1952-1954: Guatemala, stated that DOC was Mazatenango.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala: Current Section: Abbreviations and Cryptonyms

Page xv: ..."Doc, Mazatenango..."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala: Current Section: 84. 1/23/54-Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency

01/23/54: Memorandum Prepared in the CIA: Subject: General Concept of Discussions With (REDACTION) Preparing Him for Forthcoming Calligeris Meeting: "I. This memo is prepared for approval C/P PBSUCCESS prior to subject conference, as being the general basis of planning now being conducted within the project in the KUHOOK (CIA Paramilitary Operations Staff) field. It is slanted toward setting (REDACTION) in an advantageous position insofar as his forthcoming meeting with Calligeris (Carlos Castillo Armas) is concerned and will be followed up in (REDACTION)-Calligeris meeting and Calligeris–Seekford–Cadick (William Robertson) discussions to follow...II. [sic] Framework of General Planning: A. The key targets under consideration, those felt necessarily to be controlled to completely insure total success are: Guatemala garrisons, air facilities, commo, (Guatemala City). Puerto Barrios port, air facilities, commo, and garrison. Jutiapa garrison, commo, and air facilities. Zacapa garrison, commo, and air facilities. Mazatenango, Quezaltenango and Quiche garrisons, commo and air facilities. Coban air facilities, commo and garrison. San Jose garrison and port facilities and commo...III. Existing Basis of Planning: A...Mazatenango, Quezaltenango, and Quiche pose distance and logistical problems plus a personnel drain, plus remoteness which calls for possibilities of the block manner of containment, that causes us to search for self-seizure and block procedures which will control the situation until consolidation of other gains is completed...G. Due to distance, logistical problems and need to utilize personnel at the foregoing projects the ideal will be to organize Mazatenango, Quezaltenango and Quiche to the pint of self-seizure..."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala: Current Section: 133. 4/24/54-Memorandum From the Deputy Director for Plans of the Central Intelligence Agency (Wisner) to Director of Central Intelligence Dulles

04/24/54: Memorandum from Frank G. Wisner, Deputy Director for Plans to Director: ..."B. Assets Available to PBSUCCESS: 1. Inside the Country: a. General...Increasing government repression and Communist brutality are having their effect evidenced in numerous instances of popular unrest throughout the country. A few typical examples taken at random are the signature of an anti-Communist petition by 50 people in Communist Escuintla; a new vigorously anti-Communist newspaper in Chiquimula; large pockets of averred anti-Communists at numerous points in the Mazatenango area; public meetings attended by several hundred people at Puerto Barrios; and the denial to the Communists of the local labor organization at Quezaltenango...In addition, a military organization of younger officers positively pledged to Calligeris (Carlos Castillo Armas) is in existence. They have been organized and contacted by Calligeris’ military representative in Guatemala. The Calligeris organization presently has four trusted military leaders in the four sectors of Guatemala City and a leader in each of the nine target garrisons. These leaders estimate that, on D-Day, they can capture from within all the garrisons except Quiche, Mazatenango and San Jose, where added efforts to prepare capitulation are in progress...As regards this civilian paramilitary organization, substantial numbers of men in each of the nine garrison areas in Guatemala are already pledged. The number of men available in each garrison area are listed below...I: Total Positive Pledges: Mazatenango: 195. Total Which There is Reason to Believe Exist in Area & Are Anti-Govt to Point of Taking Action: 2095. III: Calligeris Claimed Support. Presently Unconfirmed but not Disproved: 4000..."

06/11/54: Cable from Withheld to Guatemala: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: RE: LINC 3689 (IN 16531): FROM ONTRICH (Nestor Sanchez) (REDACTION): "1. As per (REDACTION) 553 (IN 16665), due situation in WSBURNT (Guatemala) and here, feel no air drops should be made prior H minus 43 hours, or 14 June. 2. Drops in following priority...A. DOC H minus 48 DZ BG 0558..."

Gavin McDonald

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