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Cryptonym: AEASPIC

Definition:
David Tzitzichvili aka David de Panaskhet was a surveillance and sabotage agent and included in the planning stages of at least one unfinished plot for assassination in the Congo.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
He is a stateless former citizen of the USSR also known under the cryptonym WIROGUE. The Central Intelligence Agency first contacted Tzitzichvili in 1958 after he was a lead regarding him was developed. The Agency Station in Frankfurt, Germany recruited him in 1959 for use in their REDSOX program targeting the Soviet Union with illegal operations. He later serves the CIA's Technical Services and African Divisions and eventually William Harvey borrows him for sabotage operations in the Congo.
Sources:

104-10182-10057: WIROGUE, Subject: David, Jan 8-10, 1959

An extensive psychological profile that provides information gathered during interviews of David Tzitzichvili.

104-10182-10057: WIROGUE, Project Outline WIROGUE/1

The referenced document states, "He was recruited in April 1959 by the Frankfurt Station, for a REDSOX operation...He was assigned the crypto AEASPIC."

104-10182-10052: CIA File on WIROGUE, Cable to Director, September 20, 1961

The cable offers that ex-REDSOX candidate AEASPIC met with an Agency source on his return from Brussels to France, it also reveals Georg Reiner, one of the false names used by Tzitzichvili. The lower portion of the document states David Tzitzichvili, his biographical information, and further confirms the identity of AEASPIC.

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano

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