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Cryptonym: AMADDER

Definition:
AMADDER was a JMWAVE infiltration sabotage team. A dispatch in October of 1963 mentioned that AMDENIM-1 (Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria) was responsible for assembling the AMADDER team.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A cable on November 28, 1963, stated that Juan Bautista had implicated the AMADDER team. In addition, a cable on December 4, 1963, on Operation CLEOPATRA, mentioned that it was planned that the AMADDER team would carry out this mission. The AMADDER team included five infiltrees: AMSUGAR-2, AMSUGAR-3, AMSUGAR-5, AMSUGAR-9, and AMSONIC-1. Given that Alberto Fernandez Hechevarria (mentioned above), was involved in assembling the AMADDER team, and the names of their cryptonyms, it is likely that most if not all of the team was made up of anti-Castro Cubans, who were formerly or still connected to the sugar crop/trade in Cuba. Furthermore, another cable on December 4, 1963, stated that the AMADDER team had received refresher training in live fire weapons instruction on that same day. Moreover, a cable on December 10, 1963, mentioned that the AMADDER team had infiltrated Cuba on the night of December 7, on Operation CLEOPATRA.
Sources:

104-10226-10411: EVALUATION OF UR ASSET

06/12/62: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. Upon his return WAVE area 6 June AMDENIM-1 advised he had telecon with HQs rep at Malone urging and had assured HQs he working closely with his WAVE contact re CRC...3. Acting unilaterally he has provided 3 radop infils, the ADDER team and a fishing boat ratline into PBRUMEN (Cuba)..."

104-10172-10163: DISPATCH AMDENIM-1 PROGRESS REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 1 MAY TO 16 JUNE 1962

06/19/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: "1. The ADDER team was consolidated during this period with the assistance of Subject. The determination that team leaders' contacts were located in an area which was not accessible by sea made it necessary to acquire a fourth team member with contacts in an accessible area. Such a person was provided by AMDENIM-1 on short notice, and this agent is proving to be very worthwhile..."

104-10172-10121: DISPATCH, PROGRESS REPORT 30 SEPTEMBER 1963

10/14/63: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Subject: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/AMDENIM/1 Progress Report - 30 September 1963: Page 3: ..."11. A number of lesser operational activities were also conducted by A-1 during the period...worthwhile reporting on the morale and attitude of the AMADDER team which he was originally responsible for assembling; and efforts to develop singleton action agents (sab and assassin) which initially aborted in the case of AMBOX/1 (see separate reporting)."

104-10075-10250: CABLE: S/W MESSAGE WRITTEN 4 NOV POSTMARKED 22 NOV MEXICO AND

11/28/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMSHATTER: "1. In S/W message written 4 Nov postmarked 22 Nov Mexico and received JMWAVE 27 Nov, AMSTASH-1/Manuel Viera Rodriguez said he waiting our exfiltration instructions which he can receive by at-3 on cypher pad FPSAM. A-1 recommended (REDACTION) aka El Gallego long time member A-1 net to receive instructions and money. A-1 asked that portion salary being held ESCROW account be converted 11,400 pesos and sent Cuba cover cost father eye operation and family needs by 15 Dec. A-1 concluded message stating previous intelligence reports sent (unintelligible) instructions through embassy during his absence on trip Caibarien on October exfilitration attempt. 2. (REDACTION) not same Juan Bautista who implicated AMADDER Team. 3. Note this SW letter mailed in Mexico. Also received at WAVE (unintelligible) three plain text info reports from AMSTASH-1 apparently sent through same embassy channel. Although details this channel not revealed by A-1 prior his arrest, Ricardo and Angel believed cutouts to (unintelligible) in French Embassy. Vincente sends materials to Mexico where mailed. 4. Station does not intend send A-1's personal funds to him."

104-10075-10357: JMWAVE CABLE RE ANGEL GARCI LUGO

12/01/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE: SITREP 30 NOVEMBER 1963: Page 3: ..."(2) 7 Dec: CLEOPATRA sab op against RR bridge north Las Villas Province. Team consists five-man ADDER group and will utilize M/V Neptune..."

104-10076-10027: JMWAVE CABLE LISTING CARGO THAT HAS BEEN DEALYED

12/04/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE CLEOPATRA: REF UFGA 12738: A. AMADDER. B. Infiltrees: Five. AMSUGAR-2, AMSUGAR-3, AMSUGAR-5, AMSUGAR-9, AMSONIC-1. Cargo: 1,000 lbs weapons, ammunition, demolitions, rucksacks, W/T set. C. Parent craft: Neptune, 54 foot equity water taxi, dark green hull, light green superstructure. Intermediate craft: RB-12 with 18 HP silence outboard motor...K. For KOLA: Point D is located 32 miles from Cuban coast."

104-10076-10042: JMWAVE CABLE RE REPORT IN MIAMI HERALD OF CUBAN WATER SHORTAGE HAS PROMPTED CASTRO TO SEND SECRET ENVOY TO US TO BUY SPARE PARTS FOR TWO DIESEL PLANTS

12/04/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE: SITREP 4 DECEMBER 1963: Page 3: ..."E. IS: Presented Intel briefing for ops AMBEACH and CLEOPATRA...A. Training: AMADDER team received refresher training in live fire weapons instruction 4 December 1963."

104-10076-10254: JMWAVE CABLE RE FLORIDA LINES POSSIBLY RUNNING GUNS TO HAITI.

12/10/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE: Page 4: ..."3. AMADDER team infiltrated night 7 Dec on Op CLEOPATRA..."

A Record from Mary's Database

"Record: AMADDER. Sources: Blond Ghost, Corn, p. 111. Mary's Comments: 'Shackley... also reported that a sabotage team, code-named AMADDER, had left to blow up a railroad bridge in Las Villas province -- an operation that apparently never came off.'"

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