Cryptonym: IKE

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

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

Page xvi: ..."Ike, San Jose..."

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...San Jose should be controlled as a possible substitute for Puerto Barrios, an encirclement of Guatemala City, and as a port of entry for our movement in eventual employment of prolonged hostilities...If discussion with Calligeris proves that the inner assets in the Guatemala City area are sufficient to attempt (with high percentage of success chance) striking at Guatemala City instantaneously and in concurrence with seizure of Puerto Barrios, Zacapa, Jutiapa and San Jose, the major portion of available forces will be directed at Guatemala City..."

02/17/54: Cable from LINCOLN to Director: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: FOR PIVALL (probably David Morales): "1. 17 Jan pouch contains 2 letters instruction. 2. Second letter uses field cryptos: A. ADAM. B. BOND. C. CEASAR. D. DOC. E. EDDIE. F. FRANK. G. GOSS. H. HANK. I. IKE." - - - 02/17/54: Cable from LINCOLN to Director: Slugline PBSUCCESS RYBAT: FOR PIVALL: REF: LINC 562 (IN 19336): "IDEN A. Guatemala City. B. Puerto Barrios. C. Quezaltenango. D. Mazatenango. E. Quiche. F. Jutiapa. G. Coban. H. Zacapa. I. San Jose."

06/01/54: Cable from LINCOLN to Director: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: REF: LINC 3328 (IN 12824): FOR CADICK (William Robertson): ..."6. Pivall (probably David Morales) reported 4 instructors (organizers) departed 29 May for ADAM (Guatemala City) and those for BOND (Puerto Barrios) HANK (Zacapa, Guatemalan base) and IKE would depart 31 May. Para 5 (REDACTION) 408 (IN 12943) indicated organizers being retained (REDACTION) request you clarify whether those being retained include all or only BOND HANK and IKE. Upon clarification this and situation in ADAM will attempt obtain contacts for organizers and advise you..."

06/14/54: Cable from Guatemala to Director: Slugline PBSUCCESS RYBAT: "1. Teams ready at BOND (Puerto Barrios), IKE, CAESAR (Quetzaltenango), EDDIE (El Quiche), GOSS (Coban, Guatemala), HANK (Zacapa, Guatemalan Base), ADAM (Guatemala City). Operation A Ref A completed but bulletin para 2 Ref B delayed due police action..."

06/19/54: Cable from LINCOLN to Director: Slugline RYBAT PBSUCCESS: DAILY OP SITREP NBR 5: "1. (REDACTION) JOHNNY (note: also JACK - Florida, Honduras) team crossed border prematurely at DT 0730 June 18 was ordered to halt at CF 0925. HANK (Zacapa, Guatemalan base) team ordered across border 17 June and take up attack position for HANK. All other teams were ordered to cross border and attack at 2020 June 18. No further info RCVD. Unconfirmed press reports indicated civil disturbances in CEASAR (Quezaltenango). Gas storage tank fired at IKE and heavy fighting in BOND (Puerto Barrios) on 18 June. Disturbances reported elsewhere in target country considered greatly exaggerated. Saboteur teams readied for action after H-hour. FRANK (Jutiapa, Guatemala), team apprehended in DTFROGS (El Salvador) and disarmed but permitted return to WSHOOFS (Honduras)..."

06/22/54: Cable from Director to Senior Rep., LINCOLN (Orig: Frank G. Wisner, DD/P): Slugline RYBAT/PBSUCCESS: RE LINC 4173 (IN 20681): "1. Agree in general described para 4A and B ref appropriate. Understand from paras 6 and 7 ref and Playdon/Whiting (Tracy Barnes/Frank G. Wisner) conversations no new specific authority required today. 2. Nevertheless in order give greatest freedom exploit new situations and opportunities following targets authorized in addition to all previous and presently outstanding authorizations. A. All railway and highway structures outside of populated places. B. Outside of ADAM (Guatemala City): Fuel storage facilities, ammo dumps, military installations attack on which would not involve significant loss of life, e.g. emplacements, airplanes on ground. C. Railway trains and highways, vehicles provided can be clearly identified as engaged in the transportation of military personnel or supplies in support of current or shortly anticipated military action. 3. In addition to above we anticipate granting authority when and as you request for all forms air support of specified operations against particular objectives, like attack on HANK (Zacapa, Guatemalan base). 4. Foregoing authorizations still leave in effect for the present prohibition of bombing any targets in ADAM area. Moreover assume that in view limited capabilities you will concentrate air ground action on relatively few highest priority targets. 5. Within para 2 above suggest as important and dramatic targets petroleum storage at BOND (Puerto Barrios) and IKE. 6. Suggest you revaluate logistics requirements in light of above and submit appropriate requisition." Releasing Officer: (REDACTION) Frank G. Wisner, Deputy Director (Plans).

Gavin McDonald

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