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Cryptonym: AMAGREE-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. A dispatch in January 1964, stated that AMAGREE-1 was a 33 year old Cuban exile. AMAGREE-1's ties with the CIA began in April 1963 as a radio operator trainee.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
AMAGREE-1 had two college degrees, in education and in journalism. AMAGREE-1 left Cuba in August 1961. Before his departure from Cuba he was a municipal official in Matanzas Province, and was active in the propaganda section of the 30th of November Movement. AMAGREE-1 asked to be relieved as AMTRUNK team leader in late May 1965, and AMAKA-1 replaced him.
Sources:

104-10215-10218: CABLE: IN FORWARDING REF B IT WAS WAVE INTENTION HAVE CACHE MADE

12/27/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMTRUNK AMLASH MHAPRON: Page 2: ..."5. Results obtained during AMICE-14 Jan 64 infil will determine nature of WAVE future plans re AMAGREE-1. During Jan infil AMICE-14 will assess ability various internal assets including AMTRUNK-10 to safehouse and protect radop. Armed with this ops intel WAVE will formulate final plans re AMAGREE-1. Tentatively plan infil AMAGREE-1 Feb 64..."

104-10216-10148: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR AMTRUNK VII

01/22/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 4: ..."7. AMTRUNK Personnel..C. AMAGREE-1, Radio Operator: AMAGREE-1 is a 33-year old Cuban citizen who has two college degrees, in education and in journalism. He is native to the province in which the infil/exfil area is located. Until his departure from Cuba in August 1961, AMAGREE-1 was a municipal official in Matanzas Province and was active in the propaganda section of the 30th of November Movement. AMAGREE-1 began his association with CIA in April 1963 as a radio operator trainee. As in the case of AMTRUNK-13, this is his first operational mission." Page 7: "C. AMAGREE-1: AMAGREE-1 has received the same training as AMTRUNK-13 above plus basic radio operator training which included the use of medium speed communication gear. AMAGREE-1, prior to dispatch time, will have received training in a special signal plan with continuous guard channel..." Pages 9-10 (Damage Report): ..."D. Agent Personnel Exposed to AMTRUNK-13:...AMAGREE-1 as 'Mario Ramirez'...E. Safehouses and Training Areas Exposed to AMAGREE-1: Safehouse #174, Safehouse #216, Maritime training site, Survival training site, Firing range." Page 10: "F. CIA Personnel Exposed to AMAGREE-1: Irving N. Peggins as 'Joe Webster'; Reuben A. Hannula as 'Fred'; Rudolph W. Sospine as 'Jack'; Andrew S. Palmers as 'Angel Martin'...Daniel V. Gussow as 'Bill', training instructor..." G. has a list of Agent Personnel Exposed to AMAGREE-1.

104-10247-10362: CABLE: AMAGREE/l, RADOP AMTRUNK TEAM, FINAL BRIEFED 13 MARCH AND ISSUED COMMO MATERIALS

05/18/64, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "1. AMAGREE/1, radop AMTRUNK team, final briefed 13 March and issued commo materials as FOLL: RS-201 container, RTC/11 nr 179, RRE/11 nr 771, HG-3 nr 645, RR-48A nr 989, 2EA BSB/3 nr 184 173, Sigplan GEPGAD/XTALS, encipher pad K10551 ZJOPZ, decipher pad K10552 KZZOE, misc spare parts and accessories. 2. FOLL control signals assigned AMAGREE/1: Crypto FREEDOM CHECK: Fifth GRP free (not enciphered against) counting MSG indicator but not counting pad indicator when used. Fifth GRP will be sent in clear. Duress check: Normal use of fifth GRP in encipherment process or will not encipher against other than GRP. Textual check: Fifth word not counting repeated words or MSG number will be 'tigre' separated by x's. Duress: Absence of word 'tigre' or 'tigre' in a position other than fifth word of plain text MSG. 3. AMAGREE/1 was instructed to activate his Sigplan GEPGAD as soon as he could safely do so after infiltration..."

104-10216-10314: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - AFTER ACTION REPORT, OPERATION AMTRUNK IX, 3-9 OCTOBER 1964

10/26/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Many references to AMAGREE-1, AMAKA-1, AMTRUNK-16, IDEN A (Frank Fundora Froga, Administrator and Past Owner of Salt Works on northern Cinco Lagoon (sp) Key, NE Matanzas Province, IDEN E (Mario Alvarez Cabrero, Fisherman, Canal de Genovez, Cinco Lagoon Key).

104-10400-10133: SUBJECT: CHRONOLOGY OF SIGNIFICANT DOCUMENTS IN AMTRUNK FILE

04/77, CIA document: Page 5: ..."STEAMER III/IV was launched in late May 65. They encountered trouble inside and exfiled the following evening. AMAGREE-1 asked to be relieved as team leader and AMAKA-1 replaced him..."

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