Nov 28, 78 • 1944 • State-Georgetown • 301207

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STATE 301207
ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 H-01 PA-01 SS-15 SSO-00 NSCE-00 SCS-06 CA-01 /040 R
DRAFTED BY ARA:JABUSHNELL
APPROVED BY ARA:JABUSHNELL
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O 281944Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
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FOR AMBASSADOR FROM BUSHNELL

E.O.111652 N/A
TAGS: CASC, GY
SUBJECT: REPORT OF DCM’S DWYER

1. AS YOU MAY IMAGINE WE ARE ALREADY GETTING LARGE NUMBER OF QUESTIONS FROM CONGRESS, PRESS, OFFICIAL INVESTIGATORS AND PUBLIC ON EVENTS DURING LAST TWO WEEKS. AS I UNDERSTAND DCM DWYER IS NOW ABLE TO BE BACK TO WORK PART-TIME, I WOULD URGE THAT HIS HIGHEST PRIORITY BE MADE THE PREPARATION OF A DETAILED REPEAT DETAILED REPORT OF ALL OF THE EVENTS CONCERNING THE CODEL AND THE PEOPLES TEMPLE IN WHICH HE WAS INVOLVED. DETAILS, NAMES AND PLACES WILL BE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT FOR INVESTIGATIVE AGENCIES. AS VARIOUS PARTS OF THIS REPORT ARE COMPLETED, THEY SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY CABLE. CLASSIFICATION SHOULD BE INDICATED BY PARAGRAPH OR SECTION. THE REPORT SHOULD BEGIN FROM THE DATE THE EMBASSY FIRST HEARD OF CODEL.

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2. GIVEN THIS REQUIREMENT IT MAY BE PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO RECEIVE A SENIOR OFFICER TO HELP WITH THE UNUSUAL WORKLOAD DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS FOLLOWING DIKEOS’ DEPARTURE.

VANCE

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Originally posted on March 16th, 2020.

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