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AESoviet Union sources, in particular defectors and agents.
AEBARMANSoviet officer Yuri Ivonovich Nosenko, who defected in Feb 1964 with information about Oswald.
AEBURBLEStateside Soviet double-agent controlled by the FBI, and code-named TUMBLEWEED by the FBI. Actual name Guenter Schulz.
AEDIPPER-20Piotr Deriabin - aka Peter Deryabin - a Soviet defector during 1954. [status: Probable]
AEDONORSoviet officer Yuri Ivonovich Nosenko, who defected in Feb 1964 with information about Oswald.
AEFOXTROTSoviet officer Yuri Ivonovich Nosenko, who defected in Feb 1964 with information about Oswald.
AEGUSTOYuriy Loginov, a KGB officer who became an in-place double agent for the CIA. [status: Probable]
AELADLEAnatoliy Golitsyn, a Soviet defector prized by CIA CounterIntelligence head James Angleton.


AMOperations, organizations, and individuals relating to Cuba.
AMAPACHE-2Iglesais Pons, JMWAVE FI asset, arrived Key West 6/16/61 on boat PANMAJA.
AMAPOLACuban Intelligence Service.
AMBANGInitially, MRP; in 1962 the group outside of Cuba became JURE.
AMBANG-1Manuel Ray Rivero, leader of the Revolutionary Movement of the People (MRP) and later Junta Revolucionaria Cubana (JURE).
AMBANG-2Ignacio Mendoza y de la Torre.
AMBANG-3Jose Antonio Duarte Oropesa
AMBANG-4Rogelio Cisneros Diaz, one of the leaders of MRP inside Cuba; shortly after his arrival in the US, the MRP group split off and became JURE.
AMBANG-5Oswaldo Rodriguez Moura.
AMBANTYParamilitary operation of internal resistance in Cuba, originally called AMCOBRA, rolled up by Castro in 1964.
AMBANTY-1Colonel Abad (see AMBANTY).
AMBARBPropaganda project to place DRE members in universities throughout Latin America.
AMBARK-1Hernandez (first name unknown). [status: Unknown]
AMBIDDY-1Manuel Artime Buesa, a prominent Cuban exile who was in the Bay of Pigs invasion, in 1963 moved to Nicaragua as leader of operation AMWORLD.
AMBLAB-1AMBLAB-1 is "Alligator." Alligator is another messenger (besides AMULAR) used by Silvio Cardenas as a channel to William Pawley. Cardenas was the contact person for Rubio Padilla to communicate with Pawley. Rubio, Cardenas, and Pepin Rivero were an anti-Castro Accion Democratica Christiana (ADC) group in Cuba.
AMBLEAK-1Estaben Joaquin Blanco Sanchez, an official of Rescate. Also described as Fernando Fernandez Cavada y Paris, an official of UR. Are these two names for the same man?
AMBLOODLuis Torroella y Martin Rivero, former Cuban Treasury minister who was executed in 1962 for his role in planning to kill Fidel Castro.
AMBLYGONRolando Masferrer Rojas. Was a casual informant - not an employee - from 1948-1950. [status: Probable]
AMBOARMitchell Livingston Werbell, III [status: Probable]
AMBRONC-1Eduardo Martin y Elena
AMBRONC-5Juan Manuel Guillot Castelloro aka Renato M. Lopez Zamoka
AMBRUSHIntel Section of the FRD (Cuban Democratic Revolutionary Front).
AMBUDCuban Revolutionary Council (CRC), Cuban exile organization formed on 22 Mar 1961 under U.S. guidance to unify various exile groups.
AMBUD-1Jose Miro Cardona, first Prime Minister of Cuba under Castro, who left Cuba and headed the Cuban Revolutionary Council (CRC) exile group.
AMCALL-1Reynold Gonzalez Gonzalez, head of the Catholic-based MRP in Cuba until arrested at the Cesar Odio farm in October 1961.
AMCALL-2Ally of AMCALL-1 in Cuba. May have been known as "Pepe Alegria" [status: Unknown]
AMCANOEProject of U.S. contacts for a resistance group in Cuba, incl. support of Unidad de Liberacion Nacional (ULN). Paulino Sierra worked with this group in an effort to unify exiles.
AMCANOE-1Eduardo Garcia Molina.
AMCANOE-3Antonio Jose Ramirez Mendez aka Tony Ramallo
AMCANOE-7Benjamin Acosta Valdes.
AMCANOE-9Juan Amestoy Dominguez.
AMCAPE-1Tad Szulc, New York Times journalist involved in AMTRUNK project, suspected by CIA of being hostile foreign agent.
AMCARBON-1Al Burt, Miami Herald journalist used as source and "operational support" for CIA's JMWAVE station.
AMCARBON-2A Miami Herald journalist who introduced Shackley to Al Burt/AMCARBON-1 in late 1962 to ensure that CIA always had access to a Herald reporter. One possibility is Dom Bonafede, who was the chief Latin American correspondent until mid-1963. [status: Speculative]
AMCARBON-3Donald Dean Bohning, Latin American editor of Miami Herald and CIA source.
AMCHEERThe AMCHEERS were a group of approximately 100 older, non-political Cubans, who received training from Dave Morales at JMWAVE as reserve intelligence personnel—80 had been trained by April 1961.
AMCHEER-1Julio G. Garcia aka Al Smith
AMCIGARFrente Revolucionario Democratico (FRD) Executive Committee; changed name in November 1960 to AMPORT.
AMCLATTER-1Bernard Leon Barker, Cuban exile and contract agent for CIA, worked with E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis. One of the Watergate burglars.
AMCLATTER-5Alberto de Jesus Alberty Garcia.
AMCLATTER-6Associate of Bernard Barker (AMCLATTER-1); identity unknown. [status: Probable]
AMCLEVE-15Luis Posada Carriles, aka Luis Clemente Faustino Posada, Luis Clemente Posada, Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles, El Bambi.
AMCOAX-1Jose Pujals Mederos. His patronymic is also seen as Pujol and Pujols. Aliases included Chacho and Ernesto. [status: Probable]
AMCOBRAParamilitary operation of internal resistance in Cuba, renamed AMBANTY, rolled up by Castro in 1964. One of the two teams infiltrated into Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis.
AMCOGA “complex” operational net inside Cuba.
AMCOG-1Brother of AMCOG-2 and AMCOG-3
AMCOG-2Mrs. (Maria) Leopoldina Grau Alsina de Aguero, aka “Polita.”
AMCOG-3Ramon Grau San Martin, brother of AMCOG-2 and AMCOG-1.
AMCOG-5Alleged sighting of Oswald in Cuba by a woman who was a source for AMCOG-5.
AMCONCERT-1Francisco Wilfredo Varona Alonso, AKA "Pancho," AKA "Paco."
AMCOODelia Failde, the “Dragon Lady”, operator of commercial boats including the Veramar used in CIA exfiltrations.
AMCOOP-1Miguel Xiques Macias. Allied with AMCALL-1 during 1961.
AMCOREA political action/propaganda operation using radio commentators to promote resistance, harassment, and sabotage against the Castro government.
AMCORE-1Abel Mestre, former owner of television and radio station "Circuito CMQ" in Cuba.
AMCORE-2Luis Ernesto Conte Aguero, former radio and TV commentator in Cuba who subsequently "worked on propaganda for the FRD" under AMCORE-1.
AMCOUP-1Probably Ralph Brent aka Rolf Brent, president of WRUL and in charge of programming. [status: Probable]
AMCOVEAn "operation centered around an FI (Foreign Intelligence) net in Cuba to report intelligence information via Secret Writing."
AMCOVE-1Alejandra Sanchez.
AMCRAG-1Francisco Bilbao Alvarez.
AMCROAK-1Bernardo Milanes Lopez, Castro’s mother’s doctor, recruited by Tony Sforza in Madrid in 1963. Part of Operation Raphael, a plot to assassinate Fidel, Raul, and Che.
AMDENIM-1Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria, aka Echevarria, Cuban exile whose boat Tejana was used in anti-Castro activities. Fernandez was also a source on CIA unsanctioned exile missions such as those conducted by Alpha 66.
AMDENIM-11Eduardo Perez Gonzalez, aka Eddie Bayo
AMDENIM-14Antonio ("Tony") Cuesta Vallee, aka Lobanillo, military operations officer for Alpha-66 and other militant anti-Castro organizations.
AMDENIM-4Larry Laborde, captain of the Tejana III for many years. The vessel was used for resupply and infiltration operations until Laborde was laid off in 1962.
AMDESK-1Ricardo Anibal Morales Navarrete, aka Monkey Morales.
AMDIP-1Tony Varona, full name Manuel Antonio de Varona. He was president of the CRC (Cuban Revolutionary Council).
AMDIP-2Jesto Exposito Lorenzo [status: Unknown]
AMDIP-3Ramon Augusto Ruisanchez
AMDITTO-23Orlando Bosch Avila, a famous Cuban exile who led the MIRR. He was convicted for his role in the bombing of a civilian Cuban airliner in 1976.
AMECRU-1Guillermo Alonso Pujol, who was Vice-President of Cuba from 1948 to 1952 in the government of Carlos Prio. His son was among the exiles captured at the Bay of Pigs.
AMEERThe AAA, or "Triple A", a wing of the Autentico party. Autentico led Cuba between 1944-1952, the first four years by Ramon Grau Martin and the latter four years by Carlos Prio.
AMEER-1Aureliano Sanchez Arango, head of the AAA, a wing of the Autentico party in Cuba. Sanchez was associated with Gerry Hemming and initially endorsed the anti-Castro activities of Hemming's Interpen group.
AMEMBER-1Julio Lobo, sugar magnate in Cuba and later an exile and donor to the anti-Castro cause.
AMFAST100 selected Cubans trained to serve as counterintelligence (CI) officers and future government leaders. In a revolt such as the Bay of Pigs, their role was to penetrate inland as fast as possible and to identify and seize documents of the Castro government - and then serve as the intelligence arm of a temporary civilian government of Cuba.
AMFAUNANetwork of in-Cuba agents, nearly all women, providing military, political, and economic reporting, including reports on attempts to kill Castro.
AMFOX-1Juan Falcon Tamar, aka Juan Esteban. One of his aliases was "Montes", or Monty. [status: Probable]
AMGLEN-1Jesus A. Valdes Cardenas.
AMHALF-2AMHALF-2 worked at an embassy - probably Uruguay's embassy in Mexico City - and was willing to assist in helping people defect for a fee. Identity remains unknown. [status: Unknown]
AMHAWKManuel Antonio (Tony) de Varona, a leader in the Cuban Revolutionary Council and other anti-Castro exile groups.
AMHAZEA post-Bay of Pigs CIA operational group consisting of exiles initially recruited for the 2506 Brigade. This brigade was the anti-Castro Cuban exiles and allies that participated in the Bay of Pigs.
AMHIMProject for the "distribution of news and information bulletins and radio newscast tapes to addresses throughout Latin America" via AIP (Agencia de Informaciones Periodisticas).
AMHIM-2Agustin Alles Soberon, worked under AMHIM project and also for Juana Castro's radio program.
AMHINT-1Alberto Muller Quintana, also known as AMING-3.
AMHINT-2Juan Manuel Salvat Roque.
AMHINT-24Victor Espinosa Hernandez aka Papucho.
AMHINT-26John Koch Gene
AMHINT-3Miguel A. Garcia Armengol.
AMHINT-4Antonio Garcia Crew.
AMHINT-5Isidro 'Chilo' Borja, early member of the DRE. Educated as an engineer in Canada, he controlled the group's boats and headed the group's military section in 1963.
AMHINT-53Luis Fernandez-Rocha, Secretary General of the Revolutionary Student Directorate (DRE).
AMHINT-56Juan Francisco Blanco Fernandez, participated in DRE raids on Cuba.
AMICE-14Miguel A. Diaz Isalgue, a "principal" in the AMTRUNK operation.
AMICE-27Dr. Nestor Moreno, a "principal" in the AMTRUNK operation.
AMICE-31Reinaldo Pico Ramon, captured at the Bay of Pigs.
AMING-4Juan Manuel Salvat Roque. Salvat was later AMHINT-2.
AMIRE-1Emilio Americo Rodriguez
AMIRONThe Frente Revolucionario Democratico (FRD), aka Cuban Democratic Revolutionary Front. The FRD Executive Committee was known as AMCIGAR.
AMJAGJusto Carrillo Hernandez
AMJAVA-4Rafael Quintero, aka Rafael Aureli Quintero Ibarbia, aka Jose M. Hernandez Valdes
AMKHAN-2Carlos Martin Ahrens Temple, Western Union employee in Cuba recruited by CIA agent Bernard Barker (AMCLATTER-1).
AMKIRK-1Maria Witoski, the estranged wife of Castro's personal physician Rene Vallejo.
AMLACE-1Luis Bastian Pinto, Brazil's ambassador to Cuba.
AMLASHRolando Cubela Secades, a Cuban doctor and official who was recruited in 1963 for an assassination attempt on Castro. Cubela stated that Castro had to be eliminated before any coup could succeed and had initially requested a high powered rifle from the CIA. The CIA balked at that and Cubela was being given a CIA poison pen on Nov 22 when news of JFK's death broke. Suspicion remains that Cubela may have been acting as a dangle to the CIA by Castro; that is fueled by his lenient treatment after being exposed and convicted of treason.
AMLAW-1Armando Hart, Cuban Minister of Education under Castro. [status: Probable]
AMLAW-3Carlos Lechuga Hevia, the diplomat at the Cuban Embassy in Mexico who became Cuba's Ambassador to the United Nations. Had an affair with Cuban embassy secretary Silvia Duran; this affair was used by the CIA by leaning on his wife in an effort to convince Lechuga and his family to defect.
AMLEO"An FI propaganda operation involving the exploitation of Capt. Jose Ricardo Rabel Nunez (AMLEO-3), a high-level defector who escaped from Cuba in an INRA plane on 6 December 1962."
AMLEO-3Capt. Jose Ricardo Rabel Nunez, "a high-level defector who escaped from Cuba in an INRA plane on 6 December 1962."
AMLEPTONProgram run jointly by Ted Shackley's Miami station known as JMWAVE and James Angleton's CI Branch. Aimed at spotting refugees in Miami area who could serve as intermediaries to reach and ultimately recruit persons in Cuba for counterintelligence purposes.
AMLILAC"Commando Groups" (Comandos Mambises and others) involved in infiltrations into Cuba.
AMLOON-1Ricardo Rafael Sardinas Sanchez, aka Rafael Sardina Sanchez, active with the Cuban Association of Cane Growers and the FRD.
AMLOUT-1Raul Castro, brother of Fidel.
AMLUNT-1Alwin Odio Tamayo.
AMLUNT-2Duney Perez Alamo, aka Dunney Perez Alamo.
AMMUG-1Cuban intelligence officer named Vladimir Lahera Rodriguez, who defected to U.S. via Canada in April 1964, and was interrogated about Oswald in addition to other matters.
AMNIP-1Miguel Roche Monroy - Cuban DGI defector.
AMNORM-1Higino Diaz, aka Nino Diaz.
AMOTTeam of some 40 Cubans trained by David Morales to be a new Cuban intelligence service once Castro had been ousted.
AMOT-119Appears to be Max Lesnick Menendez, aka Max Lesnik. Lesnick ran the radio show "Cuba Despierta" aka "Cuba Awakens", which originated in Miami and transmitted from the Dominican Republic 1962-1963. Editor of the small Miami newspaper "Replica", beginning in 1963 and continuing for many years afterwards. Active in SFNE with Eloy Gutierrez Menoyo. Because Lesnick reached out to both sides - documented in his daughter's documentary The Man of Two Havanas - he was targeted by the anti-Castro forces in Miami. [status: Speculative]
AMOT-2Jose Joaquin Sanjenis Perdomo, also known as Joaquin Sanjenis, titular head of the AMOT organization circa 1961 prior to the Bay of Pigs landings and into 1962.
AMOURETTE-9Padre Enrique Osler, aka Enrique Osle, Jesuit priest. Spiritual advisor to the youth workers JOC (Juventad Obrera Catolica) and the labor group UTC (Union Trabajadorsa Cristianos). Father Osler worked with Reynoldo Gonzalez/AMCALL-1 both before and after his capture at the farm of Amador Odio in October 1961. [status: Probable]
AMOURETTE-ALa Asociacion Cubana Pro-Democracia, based in Havana, spearheaded a wide variety of anti-Communist propaganda campaigns. [status: Probable]
AMOURETTE-BAMOURETTE-B was a radio program operation, designed to create an active body of anti-Communists within the Cuban labor movement. This AMOURETTE program was associated with CIA officer Douglas Freapane, who used JMCLIPPER as cover. MRP relied on AMOURETTE-B and the AMCALL organizations for personnel and financial support. [status: Probable]
AMOURETTE-XA project of developmental propaganda activities in the television field under the direction of the Havana Station. Supported by David Phillips under alias of Michael Choaden.
AMPALMDescribed as the MRP/MRR complex circa 1960. An early effort, aided by CIA, to develop an organized anti-Castro united political front.
AMPALM-2Laureano Batista Falla, military chief for the MDC. Batista and the MDC also had a strong relationship within the MRR in 1960.
AMPALM-26Salvador Diaz Verson
AMPALM-4Angel Fernandez Varela.
AMPALM-5Jose Ignacio Agusto Rasco Bermudez, aka Jose Rasco, head of the Christian Democratic Movement (MDC). In 1961, Chicago cop/Mafia man Richard Cain served as his bodyguard.
AMPALP-1One of the three net chiefs in Cuba of the "staybehind plan" - the ones organizing the resistance inside Cuba after U.S. interests were forced to leave. [status: Unknown]
AMPANIC-7Emilio Adolfo Rivero Caro
AMPARCH-1Warren E. Frank, AKA Edward D. Knapman
AMPATRINMichael "Jack" Malone, Vice President of Czarnikow-Rionda, a major sugar company with its headquarters in New York City. Malone was an important CIA and FBI informant.
AMPOON-1Manuel Vega Perez, pseudonym "Marcos". High ranking Cuban intelligence official in Mexico City in late 1963.
AMPORTFRD Executive Committee; it was known as AMCIGAR until November 1960.
AMPUG-1Alfredo Izaguirre Revoi aka Alfredo Izaguirre de la Riva, Alfredo Izaguirre Rivas. Also used the alias "Luis". 201-273550.
AMQUACKChe Guevera, guerrilla leader and minister in Castro's Cuba, killed in Bolivia in 1968. Aka AMQUACK-1.
AMRANGEA foreign intelligence project targeting Fidel Castro and other high-level officials.
AMRASPFRD (Democratic Revolutionary Front). This crypt was changed in December 1960 for security reasons.
AMRAZZ-1Joaquin Godoy y Solis. Informant, active with the MRP, associate of Antonio Veciana.
AMRIFT-1Ramon Sinobas.
AMRODCIA operations against the Cuban intelligence service. One such operation involved planting false papers on Cuban Cultural Attache Teresa Proenza, to make it look like the Vice-Minister of Defense had betrayed the Soviet missile buildup in Cuba to the Americans.
AMRUG-5Victor Paneque Batista, aka Comandante Diego Rene Ricardo. MIRR coordinator answering to AMDITTO-23/Orlando Bosch during early sixties. Sent by his uncle, AMPALM-2/Laureano Batista, to set up the training camp in Lacombe, Louisiana in 1963.
AMRUNG-1Rogelio Gonzalez y Corso
AMRYE-1Anthony “Tony” Sforza
AMSAIL-1Carlos Fernandez
AMSANTAJoint FBI/CIA program to place willing FPCC members into Cuba to collect intelligence.
AMSCROLLUR, also known as Movimento Unidad Revolucionaria
AMSERF-1Francisco (Frank) Bartes.
AMSESS-1Oscar Concepcion Mendoza
AMSHALE-1Antonia Veciana, leader of Cuban exile group ALPHA-66. Veciana told HSCA investigator Gaeton Fonzi that he had worked with a "Maurice Bishop" who Fonzi came to believe was CIA officer David Phillips.
AMSLOUCH-1Cuban businessman, trained in use of wireless telegraphy communications. Worked with CIA, may have become a double agent for Cuban intelligence. [status: Unknown]
AMSOURAn operation based in Pinar del Rio province, utilizing the American rancher Lawrence K. Lunt. Collection of military, political and economic intelligence. [status: Probable]
AMSOUR-1Lawrence Kirby Lunt.
AMSPELLThe Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil, or DRE (Cuban Student Directorate). DRE delegate Carlos Bringuier had the famous altercation with Lee Oswald in New Orleans in the summer of 1963, and DRE members quickly spread information about Oswald after JFK's assassination.
AMSPICE-1Geraldine Shamma de Carrera aka Geraldine Shamman de Carrera, close colleague of Manuel Artime in 1960.
AMSPILLProjected centered around a foreign intelligence agent in Cuba (AMSPILL-1) who provided political and economic intelligence.
AMSTET-1Jose Antonio "Nico" Garcia Lara, commercial attache in the Cuban embassy during 1962-63. A source of great value on the defection and recruitment front regarding Cubans.
AMSTRUT-2Juana de la Caridad Castro Ruz, sister of Fidel and Raul, who ran a radio program against her brothers' regime.
AMSUPER-1Dimas Domingo Figueredo Fernandez of the CRC in Mexico. [status: Probable]
AMSWEEPA foreign intelligence operation concerned with the collection of Cuban military and political information via shortwave and OWVL (one way voice link).
AMSWIRL-1Customs agent Cesar Diosdado.
AMTABBYA major paramilitary operation consisting of numerous sabotage operations against targets inside Cuba.
AMTABBY-27A major paramilitary operation consisting of numerous sabotage operations against on-island targets. At least some of these operations were reviewed and approved by the Special Group (Augmented).
AMTAUP-1Dr. Ernesto Alanis Angulo. [status: Probable]
AMTAUP-10Juan Bautista Perez Luis, chief gardener at the naval base in Cuba. Arrested as part of an CIA espionage net in 1965.
AMTAUP-2Armando Alanis Angulo. [status: Probable]
AMTHIGHA political action/propaganda operation using WRUL - the radio station owned by the Mormon Church - to sponsor anti-Castro broadcasts aimed at Cuba.
AMTHUGFidel Castro, the Cuban leader who took power in 1959 and whose demise the U.S. began unsuccessfully plotting soon thereafter.
AMTIKI-1Believed to be Juan A. Paula Baez. The Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation states that his true name was Manuel F. Goudie.
AMTOAD-1Julian Arias Prado, 1961 defector from Cuba after a stint as consul at the embassy in Los Angeles. Became an informant in Brazil; when he was kicked out of Brazil in 1962, he moved to Chile. [status: Unknown]
AMTORRIDOne of the two CIA assault teams that Bill Harvey sent into Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. [status: Probable]
AMTRUNKOperation for military overthrow of Castro's government in 1963, promoted within White House circles but distrusted by CIA. Aka Plan Leonardo.
AMTRUNK-1George Volsky aka Jorge Volsky. His name was originally Jerzy Stanislaw Ajbuszyc when he served in the Polish military under the British operational command during World War II. Volsky was his grandmother's name.
AMTRUNK-10Ramon Tomas Guin Diaz.
AMTRUNK-11Carlos Pedraza Aguilar.
AMTRUNK-2Enrique Cayado Rivera, aka Enrique Javier Cavado Rivera
AMTRUNK-3Antonio Garcia Perez.
AMTRUNK-9Modesto Orlando Orozco Basulto.
AMTURVYAn operation "designed for the purpose of conducting sabotage operations against Cuba. It consisted of a net of 13 AMTURVY assets whose primary function, apart from sabotage, was the preparation of target studies and analysis of sabotage operations."
AMTURVY-1Arturo Maria Jesus Varona Alonso.
AMTURVY-13Mario Salabarria Aguiar.
AMTURVY-4Enrique Diaz Fernandez.
AMUPAS-1Viola June Cobb, who informed for CIA under crypt AMUPAS-1 while working for Castro, and played a role in the Elena Garro de Paz story, with Mexican crypt LICOOKY-1.
AMWAIL-1Justo Carrillo Hernandez, leader of Agrupacion Montecristi and a founding member of the Frente Civico Revolucionario (FRD), forerunner of the CRC.
AMWHIP-1Carlos Tepedino Gonzalez, a Cuban exile living in the U.S. who was a "long-time friend" of Rolando Cubela (AMLASH). AMWHIP-1 arranged the 1961 meeting between a CIA case officer and Cubela, who was recruited to attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro.
AMWORLDPlan for offensive military operations against invade Cuba from offshore, primarily involving Manuel Artime (AMBIDDY-1)
AMYUMMRR - Revolutionary Recovery Movement. One analysis memo by the Latin American Division suggests that the crypt - as used inside the agency - was at times used to refer to all types of paramilitary activity not just that conducted by the MRR.
AMYUM-1Luis Bernabe Fernandez Martinez, psychiatrist from Sagua la Grande and MRR leader.
AMYUM-19Cesar Baro. Until he had a falling out with Manuel Artime/AMBIDDY-1, Boro was the number three man on the AMWORLD project.


GPCrypts related to JFK, including JFK's alleged assassin.
GPFLOORLee Harvey Oswald (post-assassination designation).
GPFOCUSRobert F. Kennedy, JFK's brother and Attorney General in the JFK administration.
GPIDEALPresident Kennedy.
GPLOGICLyndon B. Johnson
GPPHOTOGeneral Maxwell Taylor, chair of the Cuba study group after the Bay of Pigs and later the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. [status: Probable]


HT??? [status: Unknown]
HTLINGUALCIA mail opening and mail cover program, operated from 1952 to 1973. Lee Harvey Oswald was one of this program's targets.


JM??? [status: Unknown]
JMADDRetalhuleu Air Base, used for air training at the time of the Bay of Pigs. Also known as Rayo Base.
JMARCWH/4 Bay of Pigs Project before December 1960 (later JMATE).
JMASHForward operating base - CIA, Miami. Original name for JMWAVE. JMASH used until after Bay of Pigs.
JMATEWH/4 Bay of Pigs Project beginning in December 1960 (formerly JMARC).
JMBARCIA covert operations group located at Key West, Florida. [status: Probable]
JMCLEARAir Operations during the Bay of Pigs. [status: Probable]
JMCLIPPERThe National Catholic Welfare Conference. Formerly known until 1952 as the National Catholic War Conference. Now known as the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. [status: Probable]
JMFIGThe Opa-locka air station, where Cuban immigrants were screened at the Caribbean Admissions Center prior to entry into the United States.
JMFURYThe airstrike designed to take out Castro's air force at the outset of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
JMGINCuban travel surveillance activities [status: Probable]
JMHOPEA radio station within range of Havana, probably Radio Swan, based on one of the Swan Islands near Cuba. [status: Probable]
JMMOVEThis program included a CIA controlled training camp (1961) used for special explosives and underwater training for Cuban exiles involved in the Bay of Pigs landing, located at the Belle Chasse Ammunition Dump area in Louisiana.
JMNETRouting indicator for the Latin American Division. [status: Probable]
JMPALMExile political intelligence collections operations run from JMWAVE - targeting Latin American countries ranging from Haiti to Venezuela.
JMRIMMCommunications facility in the Miami area. [status: Probable]
JMSPURInvestigation of traces (or "spoor") of former programs or records that for political reasons (Kennedy assassination, Watergate) became extremely sensitive. [status: Probable]
JMTIDEStrike base for the Bay of Pigs at Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
JMTRAVInfantry training base in Guatemala used for the Bay of Pigs invasion.
JMWAVECIA Station in Miami, training facility for anti-Cuban operations, existing on what is now the site of the Miami Zoo.
JMZIPLatin American Division routing indicator.


KUDivisions of the CIA itself.
KUCAGECIA Psychological and Paramilitary Operations Staff.
KUCLUBCIA Office of Communications.
KUDESKCounter Intelligence (CI) division of CIA.
KUDOVEClandestine services of CIA.
KUGOWNPsychological and Paramilitary Staff. Related to Operation KUGOWN, a propaganda effort designed to inform on the extent communism had infiltrated Guatemala following the 1954 overthrow. KUGOWN was later changed to KUWOLF.
KUHOOKCIA Paramilitary Operations Staff
KURIOTCIA Technical Services Division (TSD).
KUROARTraining Branch. [status: Probable]
KUSODACIA Office of Security.
KUTUBEForeign Intelligence (FI) division of CIA.
KUTUBE/DCIA "Staff D" responsible for SIGINT (Signals Intelligence - electronic intercepts), where the ZR/RIFLE "executive action" (assassination) program was housed.
KUWOLFPsychological and Paramilitary Staff. Replaced the earlier name, KUGOWN.


LC??? [status: Unknown]
LCFLUTTERPolygraph ("lie detector") testing, sometimes referred to simply as "FLUTTER".
LCHARVESTLCHARVEST (TPFAST, TPTERRY, VLVIGOR) involved operations against Peoples Republic of China (PRC) scientists and efforts to monitor PRC state technology.
LCIMPROVECounter-espionage involving Soviet intelligence services, worldwide.
LCPIPITProgram utilizing journalists as informants or sources, based in Paris. The pipit is a songbird that blends in easily with its environment. [status: Probable]


LIOperations, organizations, and individuals related to Mexico City.
LIANCHORA program to create an Agency-controlled "leftist" press service to distribute political articles in Latin American countries.
LIBIGHTMail opening operation in Mexico City, with Soviet and/or Cuban targets.
LICALLAOne of three photo surveillance sites under the LIEMPTY umbrella project. LILYRIC was an apartment which provided a view of the back of the Soviet Embassy compound in Mexico City. The other two photo sites were LIMITED and LILYRIC.
LICHANT-1Unwitting asset Manuel Calvillo, who the HSCA failed to locate in its attempt to corroborate Elena Garro de Paz's story regarding Oswald in Mexico City.
LICHEWLeo C. Redlich, US citizen and professor at the University of Mexico, a contract agent serving as the outside case officer between 1962-1968 for covert action projects LINLUCK and LICOAX among others.
LICOAXStudent group in Mexico City, used by Agency for political action and intelligence. [status: Unknown]
LICOOKY-1Viola June Cobb, who informed for CIA under crypt AMUPAS-1 while working for Castro, and played a role in the Elena Garro de Paz story, with Mexican crypt LICOOKY-1 (aka LICOOKIE-1).
LIELEGANTMexican lawyer and Presidential adviser in charge of the Mexican DFS (Treasury Dept. intelligence) interest in the telephone tap operation known as LIENVOY.
LIEMBRACEA Mexico City-based surveillance project, under the umbrella LIPSTICK project. LIEMBRACE included a surveillance team, a radio repairman, and a phototruck team.
LIEMBRACE-11Yolanda del Valle Gonzalez, engaged to LIEMBRACE-4.
LIEMPTYUmbrella surveillance project in Mexico City, formerly code-named LIPSTICK. Included a variety of sub-projects under it.
LIEMPTY-1Ramon Joseph Alvarez aka Raymond Gerende, who ran the three photographic basehouses focused on the Soviet compound in Mexico City.
LIEMPTY-14LILYRIC surveillance was run by a meticulous woman known as LIEMPTY-14. LIEMPTY-14’s daily logs and reports were reportedly "detailed and complete”. LILYRIC provided the best vantage point for photos of visitors, as it was aimed at the Soviet embassy front gate. lIEMPTY-14's identity is unknown.
LIEMPTY-2Juan Nepomuseno Frias Ramirez, using the pseudonym of Oliver Scantling and the cryptonym of LIEMPTY-2 in Mexico City.
LIEMPTY-6LIMITED was the best of the three surveillance sites focused on the Soviet compound, as it was fixed on both the vehicle entrance and the pedestrian entrance. Run by an older man known as LIEMPTY-6 who lived in the basehouse with his family, the LIMITED take yielded no pictures of Oswald. LIEMPTY-6's identity is unknown.
LIENTRAPMobile surveillance team used to track Soviet operatives in Mexico City.
LIENVOYCIA telephone tapping program in Mexico City, targeting Cuban and Soviet embassies and run in conjunction with the Mexican DFS. Netted phone calls allegedy of Oswald. See also LIFEAT.
LIENVOY-2Identity unclear, possibly Luis Echeverria Alvarez - described as "a Mexican supervisor field agent", #4 in the command flowchart, and right under intercept center chief and CIA officer Charles Flick [status: Speculative]
LIERODECIA photosurveillance and tapping operation targeting the Cuban embassy compound in Mexico City (see refs for confusion on this). It is the LIERODE operation which allegedly failed to obtain photos of Oswald due to a camera breakdown.
LIEVICTThis program supported a national Catholic student group that was anticommunist; the president's group met biweekly with a station officer.
LIFEATCIA telephone tapping program on a number of phone lines in Mexico City, collecting information on a variety of targets, including home phone lines of Soviet officers, the Yugoslav Embassy, and more. Project grew to include TELEX systems and microphone placements. See also LIENVOY.
LIFEUD-1Unidentified individual who retired from the LIFEAT program in 1963, played a valuable role in protecting LIFEAT. [status: Unknown]
LIFEUD-2Lineman for the Mexico City telephone company. [status: Unknown]
LIFIREA joint program with the Mexican security forces. LIFIRE obtained passenger manifests of all commercial flights, passport photographs of travelers to Cuba, and could sometimes even follow a passenger to the hotel with their surveillance truck.
LIGAFFA covert anti-communist propaganda program in Mexico in 1963, using a variety of legal and illegal tactics. [status: Probable]
LIHUFF-1Alfonso Rudolph Wichtrich, Executive VP, American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico.
LIJERSEYPhysical surveillance team operating in Mexico City. Renamed LIRICE in 1962.
LIKAYAK-2Ran a postal intercept operation in Mexico City with 22 agents between 1957 to 1969.
LILISPA funding mechanism for covert action projects in Mexico.
LILYRICOne of three photo surveillance sites under the LIEMPTY umbrella project, the only one of the three that photographed license plates of all vehicles entering the compound. LILYRIC was a 3rd story apartment across the street from the Soviet Embassy in Mexico City, south of the LIMITED installation. The other two photo sites were LIMITED and LICALLA.
LIMASK-1Long-time agent in Mexico City. Answered to AMSUPER-1 in the Gyrose Debriefing Unit. Member of AMBUD. [status: Unknown]
LIMERICKSoviet Embassy in Mexico City.
LIMESAExtremely sensitive monitoring operation targeting Soviet Embassy in Mexico City, run by FI/D.
LIMEWGeorge Munro, aka Jeremy Benadum, an ex-FBI agent, and one of Mexico City CIA station chief Win Scott's chief lieutenants. Munro helped run the LITEMPO program. [status: Probable]
LIMITEDOne of three photo surveillance sites under the LIEMPTY umbrella project. LIMITED was a fixed site right across the street from the front gate of the Soviet Embassy. The other two photo sites were LILYRIC and LICALLA.
LIMOTORAn "eyes and ears" project using American students at Mexico City universities to observe the operations of the Soviet intelligence service and to determine which American students were Soviet targets.
LIMUDMail intercept operation in Mexico.
LIMUSTA collection of four housing units used in the LIMESA project as part of a sensitive FI/D operation. One of these units housed the LICALLA photographic surveillance on the Soviet embassy.
LINEB-1Double agent working for the CIA and the FBI as well as the USSR. Based in Mexico City, but would travel within the United States. Identity is unknown. [status: Unknown]
LINLUCKCarlos Manuel Pellecer [status: Probable]
LIONIONPhotosurveillance project targeting Cuban Embassy in Mexico City. The purported failure of the LIONION installation to capture a picture of Lee Oswald in late September 1963 was a matter of concern and some disbelief in the HSCA's investigation.
LIONION-1Alberto Rodriguez Gallego, part of LIONION photography project targeting Cuban embassy.
LIONION-2The mother of LIONION-1. She assisted him in caretaking the technical surveillance operation against the Cuban embassy in Mexico City.
LIOSAGEFerguson Dempster, friend of Win Scott, head of British intelligence in Mexico. [status: Unknown]
LIOVAL-1John Emil Blankeneagel, American friend of Soviet consul Pavel Yatskov in Mexico City.
LIPSTICKThis Mexico City-based project was an "umbrella type project...consisted of multiline phone taps, three photographic sites, a mobile surveillance team and a mail intercept operation." Under this project were LIMITED, LILYRIC, and LICALLA, LIEMBRACE, LIENTRAP, and possibly other projects. Renamed LIEMPTY.
LIRAVINEMid-1960s project "for the purpose of consolidating into one administrative group a number of active Cuban informants," including LIOLEO-1, LISICLE-1, AMSEVER-2, AMPACA-1, and LICARD-1.
LIRICESurveillance project targeting the Communist Party in Mexico City. Some of its agents were arrested and their CIA case officer detained by the Mexican Security Service and subsequently allowed to leave the country. Originally named LIJERSEY.
LIRING-3Carlos Delmar Jurado. Reported a conversation in 1967 with Mexican Consulate worker Sylvia Duran, who had dealt with Oswald during his failed attempt to get a visa in Mexico City. LIRING-3 reported that Duran "admitted that she had sexual relations with him (Oswald) but insisted she had no ideas of his plans...".
LIROMANCE A CIA Mexico City Station audio surveillance operation; the listening device was installed inside the furniture in the Cuban embassy in Mexico City.
LITAINTHarassment efforts directed at the Cuban compound in Mexico City in the 1960s.
LITAMILCuban operations.
LITAMIL-1Manuel Machado Llosas, a Cuban businessman in Mexico and active in the July 26 movement. [status: Probable]
LITAMIL-13Source for LITAMIL-2, used in late 1963 in the MHVIPER program for economic warfare on Cuba. 201-329618. [status: Unknown]
LITAMIL-2Possibly Gustavo Arcos y Bergnes, Cuban ambassador to Belgium in 1960. Arcos was a July 26 movement member who remained in Mexico when Castro returned to Cuba. Arcos had been a contact of CIA officer Tom Hazlett before Batista fell, and once contacted Hazlett when L-1 could not make a meeting. [status: Speculative]
LITAMIL-3Ricardo Vidal Dominguez. Informant within the Cuban diplomatic corps who tried to convince consul Eusebio Azcue to defect during September 1963. He himself had a history as consul in the Cuban embassy in Mexico City, 1959-1961.
LITAMIL-7Consuelo Esperon Perez, apparently employed as a secretary at the Cuban Embassy
LITAMIL-9Luis Alberu Soeto, Cuban Cultural Attache in Mexico City, working as an double-agent for the CIA. According to one CIA document, LITAMIL-9 made photo identifications for the LIONION surveillance project. John Newman (apparently mistakenly) identified Alberu as LIRING-3 in ''Oswald and the CIA''.
LITEMPOOperation support and security backstopping for the Mexico City operations, commencing in 1960. Involved a liaison relationship with the Mexican government.
LITEMPO-1Emilio Bolanos, a nephew of Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Minister of Gobernación and then President of Mexico from 1964-1970. [status: Unknown]
LITEMPO-12Miguel Nazar Haro, aka Angus J. Laverdure aka Juan Noriega - a Mexico City station agent close to Win Scott between 1960-1971 who became head of the DFS later in the seventies. [status: Probable]
LITEMPO-2Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, President of Mexico from 1964 to 1970. He was president in 1968 during the famous Tlatelcolco massacre. Diaz Ortiz was part of Mexico City station chief Win Scott's LITEMPO program.
LITEMPO-4Fernando Gutierrez Barrios, head of the Mexican secret police (DFS) from 1964 to 1970, and later held other Mexican government posts. Gutierrez Barrios was part of Mexico City station chief Win Scott's LITEMPO program.
LITEMPO-8Luis Echeverria Alvarez, acting secretary of Gobernacion in 1963; Mexican Interior Minister in 1964; President from 1970-76; and the liaison contact with the Mexico City station during chief Win Scott's tenure.
LITENSORAdolfo Lopez Mateos, President of Mexico in 1963.


ODDepartments or agencies of the U.S. government.
ODACIDU.S. State Department.
ODALOEU.S. Secret Service.
ODBEATDefense Intelligence Agency. [status: Probable]
ODBOONU.S. Customs Agency.
ODEARLU.S. Department of Defense.
ODENVYFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
ODFOAMU.S. Secret Service.
ODIBEXU.S. Army. [status: Probable]
ODUNITU.S. Air Force.
ODURGEU.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS)
ODYOKEUnited States government.


PBRelated to entire countries, or possibly countries in North America or Western Hemisphere. [status: Speculative]
PBHISTORY"Central Intelligence Agency project to gather and analyze documents from the Arbenz government in Guatemala that would incriminate Arbenz as a Communist."
PBPRIMEUnited States of America.
PBSUCCESSProject to overthrow Arbenz government in Guatemala in 1954.
PBSWINGU.S. Embassy or official installation.


QDAnti-Castro activists working directly with William Pawley. [status: Speculative]
QDBIASPedro Diaz Lanz.
QDCHARMarcos Diaz Lanz, brother of Pedro Diaz Lanz.
QDCOVERicardo de la Lorie, aka Ricardo Luis de la Lorie-Bals, aka Ricardo Lorie Valls.
QDDALEWilliam D. Pawley.
QDELFPossibly Hal Hendrix, Source with a great deal of background on Miami journalists. Identity still unknown. [status: Probable]


QK??? [status: Unknown]
QKACTIVEProgram to weaken the Soviet regime, run by the CIA's Soviet division, utilizing radio broadcasts (Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty), the Institute for the Study of the USSR (BGCALLUS) chaired by Stanislaw Stankiewicz, and published articles and books. [status: Probable]
QKENCHANT"Agency project used to provide security approvals on non-Agency personnel and facilities.....to discuss proposed projects, activities, and possible relationships."
QKFLOWAGEUnited States Information Agency/USIA
QKHILLTOPA cryptonym assigned in 1954 to a project to study Chinese Communist brainwashing techniques and to develop interrogation techniques.


WODivisions of the CIA itself (see also KU).
WOMACEDDO - Directorate of Operations (formerly Directorate of Plans).
WOMUSECIA CounterIntelligence staff.


ZRRelated, in a broad sense, to CIA foreign intercept and code-breaking activities. [status: Speculative]
ZRAFRAIDCongress of still-unidentified group that held their biennial meeting in December 1963 in Mexico City. [status: Probable]
ZRALERTUse of hypnotism by CounterIntelligence staff in "certain operational situations."
ZRBEACHCommunications intercepts by the CIA that are passed on to the NSA.
ZRCLIFFSouthern Air Transport Inc., a CIA "proprietary" aviation company in Miami.
ZRJOINTAlternate name for LIENVOY.
ZRKNICKIntercept operation against Cuban espionage agents in Miami by FBI, sharing results with CIA.
ZRMETALWashington, DC.
ZRPENNYActivity to counter Cuban student participation in communist-sponsored world youth festival in Helsinki in 1962.
ZRPRIMAProgram to penetrate the foreign technical personnel being hired by Castro to work in Havana.
ZRRIFLEProgram to recruit foreign criminal assets for various illegal activities including burglary, wire taps, strong arm work and thefts in support of ZR code breaking work. Later used by William Harvey as a cover for an Executive Action assassinations program.
ZRSOLOAn alternate name for the Mexico City listening posts of LIFEAT.
ZRWAGONA program of overseas dockside sabotage operations targeting commercial shipments to Cuba. [status: Probable]
ZRWAHOOGeneric intelligence reports on Latin American subjects in the Western Hemisphere, appears to be unverified reports collected outside regular channels that need to be checked out more thoroughly. [status: Probable]


AQUATICAQUATIC was an Office of Technical Security program that deployed a variety of intrusive techniques. Documented usage against Cuban diplomatic facilities in Mexico City.
ARTICHOKEThe study and/or use of "special" interrogation methods and techniques. These "special" interrogation methods have been known to include the use of drugs and hypnosis, and "total isolation", a form of psychological harassment.
ATTICPyotr Popov, who provided information on the Soviet Union to CI/SIG.
BARRThe communications designator for the the JMBAR facility at Key West. [status: Probable]
CAPRICE-1Possibly Oscar Mendoza Concepcion. Cuban intelligence agent, stationed in the Cuban embassy. [status: Speculative]
CARROTExfiltration operation in 1961
CITASTEDirector of Central Intelligence Allan Dulles
DAINOLDDesmond FitzGerald, chief of Special Affairs Section (SAS) during 1963, the successor group to Bill Harvey's Task Force W.
DTDORICIndicator for book distribution programs directed at intellectuals in communist and socialist countries. [status: Probable]
DTGODOWNProjected Mexican intellectual journal.
DYVOURRouting indicator for Mexico City station. [status: Probable]
ERACERB-1Luis Debayle Somoza, President of Nicaragua. [status: Probable]
ERYTHROID-3Captain Franklin Anthony Wheelock Garcia, chief of the Anti-Communist Section, Office of National Security, Nicaragua. [status: Probable]
ESLARD-1Juan Jose Arevalo Bermejo.
FJDUSTCable indicator for CIA security.
FJHEARSAYThe Coordinating Secretariat of National Unions of Students (COSEC). Later in the 60s, it became known as the International Student Conference. This organization had contacts with and support from friends within the CIA and was generally supportive of anti-Communist positions.
GFGESTETNERHerbert Manell, chief of anti-Soviet operations in Mexico City station from 1959-1964.
GOOSECREEKSlugline used when requests are made for traces or other assistance from Staff D. [status: Speculative]
GRIPAgent working inside Cuba; involved in a variety of ops, including an AMLASH operation to deliver pills to poison Fidel Castro in a Vedado restaurant between 1963-1964 - identity so sensitive that his digraph was concealed even after the ARRB dissolved. [status: Unknown]
GYROSERouting indicator for Task Force WH/Cuba.
HYSAGE-1Thelma King, Panamanian legislator.
JKLANCECodename for the CIA, adopted by the Agency in about 1967 and borrowed from JFK's Secret Service code name LANCER, in the wake of charges made by New Orleans DA Jim Garrison and others of CIA involvement in the JFK assassination.
KAPOKCable indicator for document sensitivity, higher level than RYBAT. KAPOK seems to be the highest level, above RYBAT, which is above EYES ONLY.
KEYWAYCIA Europe Division
KLDigraph for operations in Bolivia. [status: Probable]
KMFORGETA program where stories planted by the agency in one country would be clipped and mailed to media in other countries, and such efforts enhanced the likelihood that the stories would be seen by an American correspondent and transmitted home.
LAROBDouble agent of FBI and USSR. A saIes representative for American Airlines, may be 201-729524, identity remains unknown. [status: Unknown]
LAURICLEAn action indicator for Staff D operations.
LPHIDDENAn extremely sensitive operation run by the Office of Security in 1954. Private investigator Robert A. Maheu was paid by a competitor of Aristotle Onassis in 1954 to carry out a campaign of wiretaps and dirty tricks against the Greek shipping tycoon - with the knowledge and approval of the CIA and then-vice president Richard M. Nixon. First CIA operation to utilize Maheu. [status: Unknown]
MHDesignation is to signify the program had a worldwide area of operations. [status: Probable]
MHAPRONWorldwide program for the penetration of the power centers and armed forces of the Cuban regime.
MHCHAOSProgram to gather and evaluate all available information about foreign links to racial, antiwar and other protest activity in the United States.
MHDOWELA descriptor for the revelations in 1967 about the CIA's subsidies to the National Student Association, unions, businesses, foundations, and various other groups in the public sphere. [status: Probable]
MHORDERIndicator for negative publicity about the CIA. [status: Probable]
MKAn operation of the CIA's Office of Technical Services Staff.
MKCHARITYEquipment basehouse in Mexico City, supported by the CIA's Technical Services Division. http://alphas.wikia.com/wiki/MK-Ultra [status: Speculative]
MKNAOMIA joint project between the CIA and the Army's Special Operations Division involving the use of chemical and biological agents for a variety of purposes including both incapacitation and elimination. Program operational between 1952 and 1970.
MKTOPAZCIA Technical Services Division. Functions included preparation of false documents and related cover/backstop identity materials.
MKULTRAMKULTRA was the principal CIA program involving the research and development of chemical, biological and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior.
MONGOOSEA major covert action program aimed at overthrowing the Castro regime in Cuba from November 1961 to October 1962. The Chief of Operations was Gen. Edward Lansdale, who coordinated the activities among the CIA, the State Department, and the Defense Department.
OWVLOne way, coded radio telegraphy link. Required sender/receiver one time PAD for decoding message.
PALPCIA Headquarters station in Washington, D.C.
PASSAVOYCol. Wendell C. Johnson [status: Probable]
PAWNEE-3REDSKIN student in Helsinki during the summer of 1959. Friendly with Gregoriy Golub, the Soviet consul in Helsinki. Her Finnish was not as good as that of another REDSKIN student, PAWNEE-5. PAWNEE-3's identity is unknown.
PAWNEE-5REDSKIN student in Helsinki during the summer of 1959. Flirted with Gregoriy Golub, the Soviet consul in Helsinki. Her Finnish was very good. In Sept. 1959, Golub began to offer "instant visss" for foreigners seeking to enter the USSR through Helsinki. Lee Oswald was one of the first to use this new arrangement. PAWNEE-5's identity is unknown.
PLVWBLANKETDescriptor for embarrassing information about the CIA that has or will enter the public arena. [status: Probable]
QKIVORYNational Committee for a Free Europe and its subcommittees.
QKOPERACongress of Cultural Freedom, sponsoring Western intellectuals, artists, and musicians - some knew about their CIA benefactors, while others did not.
REDSKINCIA source program based in legal traveler to the Iron Curtain countries.
REDSOXIllegal operations mounted into the USSR.
RYBAT"Slug" indicating extreme sensitivity for message.
SMOTHMI-6, the British intelligence agency that provides the British government with foreign intelligence. [status: Unknown]
STESCALADEThe bugging or attempted bugging of the New China News Agency in Havana by David Christ and his Office of Technical Security colleagues in 1960. [status: Probable]
TARBRUSHA black propaganda program run by the Mexico City station during the 1950s-1960s.
TPELIDEAt least through 4/64, used by the Mexico City station as a generic term for "embassy" and also used for a CIA team conducting surveillance. Caused confusion within CIA ranks. [status: Probable]
TWIXTRobert Maheu's first project with the CIA, assigning him to work against the interests of Greek industrialist Aristotle Onassis. Maheu was retained by the CIA to aid Onassis' competitor Stavros Nairchus after Onassis cut a deal to control 90% of Saudi Arabia's oil.
UNSNAFU-9Penetration agent at the Cuban embassy in Paris. [status: Unknown]
UNSTARAn unknown French diplomat, who in the days after 11/22/63 allegedly claimed that JFK was killed due to a joint plot by the Chinese government and Castro.
WIROGUEDavid Tzitzichvili aka David de Panaskhet. [status: Probable]
WSWarfare - more in the context of sabotage than weaponry. Examples would include psychological warfare, political warfare, and economic warfare, in the Cold War context. [status: Probable]
WSACROBATCo-organizers on a literacy seminar. Identity unknown. [status: Unknown]
WSCHILDU.S. National Student Association
WUBONBONBook publishing project - one of the Domestic Operations Division propaganda programs supervised by E. Howard Hunt.
WUBRINYHaitian operations.
WUBRINY-1Thomas Devine, former CIA staffer who then became an "oil-wildcatting associate" with George Bush at Zapata Offshore Drilling Company. Devine also became a member of the investment firm of Train, Cabot and Associates, New York. [status: Probable]
YOACREGuantanamo Naval Base.
ZODIACInternal CIA system for processing travel information regarding all Soviet satellite nationals that travel into or from the United States.
ZRTORCHCommunications between CIA officers and defectors or potential defectors. [status: Probable]

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