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  US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : Operation PBSUCCESS
Operation PBSUCCESS was a CIA-organized covert operation that overthrew the democratically-elected President of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán in 1954.
The operation was preceded by a separate contingency plan of invasion, Operation PBFORTUNE, and was succeeded by an operation whose objective was to gather documents after the overthrow that would assist in the effort to incriminate Arbenz as a Communist puppet, known as Operation PBHISTORY.
While Operation PBFORTUNE was officially terminated, the operation led a twilight existence with the arm shipment prepared prior still kept in waiting and with Armas being kept on a $3,000 a week retainer, which allowed him to hang on to his small troupe of rebels.
encyclopedia.us-bazaar.com /?title=Operation_PBSUCCESS   (3400 words)

  
 Operation PBSUCCESS - Demopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Operation PBSUCCESS and the operation to break the left winged organized strikes in France for United Fruit cost $33 million ($29 million from the US Government) - ten times the budget for Civil Rights.
Operation PBFORTUNE was authorized by Truman, a scheme to send weaponry in a United Fruit Company ship to Anastasio Somoza of Nicaragua to use in Guatemala.
The operation was cancelled by intervention of David Bruce in 1952.
demopedia.democraticunderground.com /index.php/Operation_PBSUCCESS   (1140 words)

  
 AShapiro.net » Guatemala - 1954   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Despite countless mistakes made during the operation, the CIA believed the operation should be a model for future operations, a belief that led to disastrous results in Cuba seven years later.
Operation PBSUCCESS resulted from the CIA’s erroneous belief that the Soviets were using the democratically elected government of Guatemala as a communist beachhead into the Americas.
Operation PBSUCCESS resulted from the CIA’s belief that the Soviets where using the democratically elected government of Guatemala as a communist beachhead into the Americas.
www.ashapiro.net /?p=59   (1996 words)

  
 The Consortium
Citizens can now examine the anatomy of a CIA covert operation, in all its gory details: assassination plots, paramilitary and economic warfare, provocation techniques, psychological operations, rumor campaigns and sabotage.
Plus, because of its success in toppling Arbenz, PBSUCCESS became a model for subsequent CIA activities in the hemisphere, many of which also have included massive loss of life.
PBSUCCESS got its start when the U.S. government concluded that Arbenz was a danger of international dimensions.
www.consortiumnews.com /archive/story38.html   (1104 words)

  
 Guatemala '54
These documents, including an instructional guide on assassination found among the training files of the CIA's covert "Operation PBSUCCESS," were among several hundred records released by the Agency on May 23, 1997 on its involvement in the infamous 1954 coup in Guatemala.
As early as February of that year, CIA Headquarters began generating memos with subject titles such as "Guatemalan Communist Personel to be disposed of during Military Operations," outlining categories of persons to be neutralized "through Executive Action"--murder--or through imprisonment and exile.
Document 5, "Operation PBSUCCESS: The United States and Guatemala, 1952- 1954", CIA History Staff document by Nicholas Cullather, 1994.
www.gwu.edu /~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB4/index.html   (994 words)

  
 GUATEMALA 1954, CIA coup by the book
The CIA's operation to overthrow the Government of Guatemala in 1954 marked an early zenith in the Agency's long record of covert action.
Operations in Europe, [xxxxxx] and Iran had demonstrated the potency of propaganda-"psychological warfare"-aimed at discrediting an enemy and building support for allies.
PBSUCCESS was ready by the beginning of May to place maximum pressure on the Arbenz regime.
www.socialconscience.com /articles/2003/guatemala   (2886 words)

  
 Is the CIA necessary
Bissell had joined the agency not long before the operation against Arbenz was launched; he attended the staff meetings held by Allen Dulles, the first director, and later participated in some of the preparations for the campaign against Arbenz.
Nicholas Cullather's narrative of the Guatemalan operation, Gerald K. Haines's study of assassination proposals in the same operation, and the attempt to find out why some of the CIA's more important estimates turned out to be wrong are part of this effort to present a new CIA.
Hoagland writes that the CIA's Iraq Operations Group drew up "a classic covert operation similar to those that had worked with varying degrees of success over the past half-century in Iran, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Nicaragua and elsewhere in the Third World." At least $100 million was spent in the effort.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/draper.htm   (5535 words)

  
 Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala
These texts confirm that Operation PBSuccess included a list of enemies who, according to these documents, were to be dealt with by an “Executive Solution,” that included physical elimination.
This policy was applied throughout the armed conflict and was carried to extremes that included the massive execution of entire populations in the indigenous areas of Guatemala.
Half a century later, military officials continue to be educated in the same manner in which they were educated in 1954, when they aided the invasion and attacked the civilian population.
www.nisgua.org /news_analysis1/historical_perspectives/iduvina.asp   (1146 words)

  
 Docs 255-287
This report is to serve three purposes: to record the operation from its outset to its finish; to summarize the factors adding to and detracting from the success of the operation; and to list those errors made, avoidable in future operations.
The personnel situation: We were operating under the belief that we had 267 men in Honduras and Salvador for use as shock troops and specialists, outside of the training personnel that had been sent to Nicaragua.
Media and field operations were directed to intensify their efforts in the collection, preparation, and placement of materials demonstrating communist design on, and penetration of, the Hemisphere.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/frus/ike/guat/20181.htm   (15311 words)

  
 Operation PBSUCCESS Summary
Operation PBSUCCESS was a CIA -organized covert operation that overthrew the democratically-elected President of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán in 1954.
Get the complete Operation PBSUCCESS Summary Pack, which includes everything on this page.
Operation PBSUCCESS: Former president Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán on the cover of TIME magazine in June 1954 after his overthrow
www.bookrags.com /Operation_PBSUCCESS   (103 words)

  
 Index
Operation PBSUCCESS, 76, 78, 94, 101, 112, 176
Operation PBSUCCESS, 115, 126, 230, 261, 263, 267
Operation PBSUCCESS, 106, 112, 115, 126, 127, 218
www.state.gov /r/pa/ho/frus/ike/guat/20173.htm   (1192 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Secret History: The C.I.A.'s Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954: Books: Nick ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Intelligence was bad, the operation was poorly planned and riddled with security breaches, and most CIA assets within Guatemala were rolled up before the invasion began.
The operation entered CIA lore as a big success, and led to the fiasco at the Bay of Pigs.
This is a frank account of the CIA's operations in Guatemala to overthrow the democratically elected centre-left government of Jacobo Arbenz.
www.amazon.com /Secret-History-C-I-Classified-Operations/dp/0804733104   (2481 words)

  
 operation pbsuccess web page
The CIA’s first covert operation in Latin America was carried out in Guatemala, a nation long ruled by brutal dictators.
First, he allowed the local Communist Party to operate openly; and second, his land reform program threatened the commercial interests of an American business, the United Fruit Company.
In June 1954, the CIA's operation succeeded in ousting the democratic government and replacing it with a military junta headed by Colonel Carlos Castillo Armas.
www.umbc.edu /history/CHE/techerpages/Manuel/webpage.html   (736 words)

  
 1954
The violence caused the deaths and disappearances of between 140,000 and 250,000 Guatemalans.
In 1997, the CIA released 1,400 pages of secret files on their first covert operation in Latin America.
The CIA's Directorate of Operations compiled hit lists of "top flight communists." One of many CIA assassination lists was "Selection of individuals for disposal by Junta Group," (Mar.31, 1954).
coat.ncf.ca /our_magazine/links/issue43/articles/1954_guatemala.htm   (698 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Secret History: The Cia's Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954: Books: Nick ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Amazon.com: Secret History: The Cia's Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954: Books: Nick Cullather,Piero Gleijeses
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Secret History: The Cia's Classified Account of Its Operations in Guatemala, 1952-1954 (Paperback)
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