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Cryptonym: SGUAT

Definition:
CIA station in Guatemala.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

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

Page xvii: ..."SGUAT: CIA Station in Guatemala..."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 159. 5/21/54-Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency to the CIA Station in Guatemala

05/21/54: Telegram to the CIA Station in Guatemala: "01705. SGUAT (for JMBLUG from Whiting). Please read following message to ODUNIT (U.S. Air Force) senior member of Mil/Mis in WSBURNT (Guatemala): 'This is to emphasize and reaffirm the verbal instruction given to you personally that it is in the national interest to furnish the Ambassador with whatever information you may have or can procure, which reveals the attitude of the military toward to regime. During your normal and personal contacts with members of the WSBURNT armed forces it is desired that you stimulate conversation toward obtaining an expression of attitude without engaging in clandestine or other irregular contacts or practices. This message has the concurrence of ODACID (U.S. State Department), ODEARL (ODUNIT) and KUBARK (CIA). ODIBEX (U.S. Army) transmitting substance direct to their member.'" (2) ODEARL was the CIA cryptonym for the U.S. Department of Defense.

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

253. 06/28/54: Telegram to Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida: "06765. LINCOLN is instructed by Ascham (Allen Dulles) that all instructions to field particularly to SGUAT which have significant bearing upon political strategy and upon way in which political negotiations and maneuvers are to be conducted be cleared with headquarters prior to transmission. Believe LINCOLN will appreciate necessity for this in view strong ODYOKE (U.S. Government) policy implications and absolute requirement for ODACID (U.S. State Department) assistance, backstopping, and parallel action. Please confirm. In case of emergency need for urgent decision clear with headquarters by telephone."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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