CIA Cryptonyms: QK

The CIA cryptonyms on this page show those which are begin with the two-letter bigram QK. Bigrams are used to group cryptonyms into sets related to a particular category, based on characteristics such as geographic location (AM => Cuba) or other methods of grouping (KU => organizations of the CIA itself).

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QK

QKAn organization that wittingly or unwittingly is involved in psychological warfare. [status: Probable]
QKACTIVEA proprietary radio broadcasting entity turned over to the Department of State for support and subsequently placed under the control of the Board of International Broadcasters. Aided the political organization and activation of Soviet emigres, to secure the cooperation of Soviet citizens in the struggle of the Western democracies against the rulers of the USSR in the postwar era.
QKDAWNUnknown identity. QKDAWN was mentioned in the Official History of the Bay of Pigs Operation, Volumes I and II. A cable in July of 1962 stated that Rene Garcia Fernandez was of QKDAWN interest. [status: Unknown]
QKENCHANTQKENCHANT was an indicator used by Central Cover Staff and the Office of Security with a program for clearing businesses and other entities with access to classified material. With a QKENCHANT clearance, an individual or entity could be used as a "cut-out".
QKFEARFULA CIA project that supported the International Commission of Jurists in the Hague.
QKFLOWAGEUnited States Information Agency/USIA
QKGLACEPropaganda issued by political organizations. [status: Probable]
QKHILLTOPA cryptonym assigned in 1954 to a project to study Chinese Communist brainwashing techniques and to develop interrogation techniques.
QKIVORYNational Committee for a Free Europe and its subcommittees.
QKLOCKAGEInternational Commission of Jurists [status: Probable]
QKMAGNETThe US Coast Guard. [status: Probable]
QKOPERACongress of Cultural Freedom, sponsoring Western intellectuals, artists, and musicians - some knew about their CIA benefactors, while others did not. It was set up as a "foundation type proprietary" that supported individuals and international organizations involved with cultural matters.

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