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The nation of El Salvador.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala

A State Department report covering United States foreign relations with Guatemala and it contains a cryptonym and abbreviation list of related people, groups, and subjects. The cryptonym assigned to the nation of El Salvador is DTFROGS.


05/20/54: Cable from Lincoln to Director: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: FOR CADICK OR ONTRICH: "1. Request you emphasize strongest terms danger of doublecross, kidnapping, etc in Calligeris/DTFROGS meeting. 2. Specifically insist upon armed bodyguard no less 12 men covering meeting site. Unless such special measures are taken to avoid ambush, HQs unwilling have Pivall present. 3. New SUBJ: Push local queries regarding visit WSHOOFS (Honduras) chief staff to WSBURNT (Guatemala) upon return from MEXI. Important we determine significance soonest. Check carefully possibility of sell-out."


07/02/54: Cable from Sherwood to Director: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: FROM CADICK: "1. (REDACTION) intercepted news story filed DTFROGS new papers in LCPANGS (Costa Rica). Contained info that PBPRIME (U.S.) pilots operating out of SOMERSET giving many details. No IDENs or photos. Give hotel of pilots. 2. (REDACTION) firm, wishes all effort squelch story. Cannot get names news man or papers. 3. Suggest effort get (REDACTION) say story ridiculous as Calligeris already informed him where planes based and that pilots were WSBURNTS (Guatemalans). Cable Secretariat Comment: Col. King, WH, notified of receipt of this message at 0600 2 July 54."

Carmine Savastano

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