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Cryptonym: AMCARBON-3

Definition:
Donald Dean Bohning, Latin American editor of Miami Herald and CIA source.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10310-10251: MEMORANDUM: GARRISON AND THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

This memo created during the Garrison investigates lists several persons "involved in the Garrison case," including Donald Dean Bohning: "Bohning is the Latin American Editor of the Miami Herald. He was granted a PCSA on 21 August 1967 and a CSA on 14 November 1967. He is AMCARBON-3." PCSA is a preliminary covert security approval; CSA is the next step. With a covert security approval, the recipient may not know that she or he is being used by the CIA.

104-10170-10160 DONALD DEAN BOHNING

Handwritten notes on Donald Dean Bohning, 201-813709. 7/31/67: Requested approval to use Bohning, DDP-approved. (Latin America editor of Miami Herald since March, 1967, had been reporter with them since 1959). 8/21/67: PCSA granted. OS# 813 709. 11/24/67: CSA granted.

Talbot Reply to Bohning Review in Washington Decoded

Bohning wrote a negative review of Davld Talbot's book Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, prompting this reply.

104-10106-10653: DONALD DEAN BOHNING

This document repeats the information in the previous memo, adding: "Subject was used by the Agency as stated above. However, he was not to be used operationally nor given clandestine training or assignments."

104-10435-10003: CABLE: FOLLOWING INFORMATION VOLUNTEERED BY AMCARBON

03/29/68, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMCABRON CICE: Lengthy cable about information volunteered by AMCARBON-3, after being visited by Winston Smith.

104-10073-10045: INFORMATION ON ACTIVITIES OF IRVING DAVIDSON.

04/28/71, Cable from Withheld to Director: Page 2: ..."AMCARBON/3 said Davidson personally responsible for setting up press tour of palace and Dessalines Barracks on 26 April, which went over very well. 4. As HQs aware, Davidson is occasional FBI informant and he thus may be willing cooperate with WODISH if not WOMACE (DDO - Directorate of Operations (formerly Directorate of Plans)...."

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