Serial 63

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 63 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE295410_d.html.]

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ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 H-01 SS-15 SY-05 INR-10 CA-01 MCT-02 SCS-06 PA-01 AID-05 SYE-00 CCO-00 OC-06 SSO-00 NSCE-00 USSS-00 INRE-00 TRSE-00 DOTE-00 CIAE-00 FBIE-00 JUSE-00 NSAE-00 CG-00 L-03 /071 R
DRAFTED BY ARA/ECP:ODONNEL:MG
APPROVED BY ARA:JABUSHNELL
S/S-O:JTHYDEN
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O 220524Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO JCS WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1675
INFO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
SECDEF WASHDC IMMEDIATE
CINCMAC SCOTT AFB IMMEDIATE
CINCSO QUARRY HIGHTS CZ IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: GY, CASC, OREP
SUBJECT: TRANSPORTATION OF JONESTOWN SURVIVORS
REF: (A) TELCON VAKY/AARON, 11/19/78; (B) TELCON AARON
DEPSEC DEF DUNCAN, 11/19/78

1. Telcons (ref A and B) authorized DOD to provide support as requested by Secstate [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State] to support operations associated with Jonestown disaster.

2. This is to alert you of the possibility that US military aircraft will be needed to evacuate Jonestown

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survivors from Georgetown to the United States.

3. Further details will follow by most expedient means.

Christopher [Acting Secretary of State Warren Christopher]

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Originally posted on May 16th, 2018.

Last modified on June 24th, 2022.
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