CIA Cryptonyms: ZR

The CIA cryptonyms on this page show those which are begin with the two-letter bigram ZR. 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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ZRReferring to projects emanating from Staff D (signals and communications intelligence). Related, in an elastic sense, to CIA foreign intercept and code-breaking activities conducted to collect data for the NSA. [status: Speculative]
ZRACORNLumumba assassination project in the Congo. [status: Unknown]
ZRACUTEZRACUTE was a CIA proprietary company or asset in Panama City.
ZRAFRAIDThe Psychology Congress that held its biennial meeting in December 1963 in Mexico City. [status: Probable]
ZRALERTUse of hypnotism by CounterIntelligence staff in "certain operational situations."
ZRAVOIDU.S. Border Patrol. [status: Probable]
ZRAWARDLatin American Information Center, which later became the Business Council in 1963 and the Council of the Americas in 1970.
ZRBEACHCommunications intercepts by the CIA that are passed on to the NSA.
ZRBRIEFUnknown identity. Location or organization used in Operation PBSUCCESS. [status: Unknown]
ZRCABLECuban leadership. [status: Speculative]
ZRCHESTA Staff D project which put Technical Services Division/Audio chief David Christ and his team into Cuba to tap the New China News Agency circuits and obtain information for breaking their commercial codes. [status: Speculative]
ZRCLIFFSouthern Air Transport Inc., a CIA "proprietary" aviation company in Miami.
ZREAGERZREAGER was a project to "develop young potential political leaders."
ZRERASERelated to Cuban affairs. Also related to FI/D safehouse LIMESA in some way. [status: Speculative]
ZRGRACEThe operation that hunted for the NSA defectors, Martin and Mitchell. [status: Unknown]
ZRJEWELA paramilitary training program in 1961 that included Rip Robertson, Grayston Lynch, and Lucien Conein.
ZRJOINTAlternate name for LIENVOY.
ZRKNICKThe communications monitoring operation against Cuban agents in Latin America. To avoid violating the rule prohibiting CIA operations inside the US, the FBI would obtain the take in these instances and then share the results with CIA.
ZRMAJORA project for the exploitation of political consultants.
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.
ZRRAGTIMEUnknown identity. According to a Church Committee document in 1976, ZRRAGTIME was part of the ZR series of programs, alongside ZRRIFLE and ZRACORN. These programs were often sponsored by the CIA's Technical Services Division. [status: Unknown]
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.
ZRSIGNA program using American labor organizer and CIA agent Serafino Romualdi. [status: Probable]
ZRSOLOAn alternate name for the Mexico City listening posts of LIFEAT.
ZRTAFFYRussian intelligence services overt information. [status: Probable]
ZRTORCHCommunications between CIA officers and defectors or potential defectors. [status: Probable]
ZRWAGONA program of overseas dockside sabotage operations, including the recruitment of seamen. The target was commercial shipments to Cuba. [status: Probable]
ZRWAHOOThinly based intelligence reports on Latin American subjects in the Western Hemisphere, collected outside regular channels that need to be checked out more thoroughly. [status: Probable]

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