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Cryptonym: AMCOBRA

Definition:
Paramilitary operation of internal resistance in Cuba, renamed AMBANTY, rolled up by Castro in 1964. One of the two teams infiltrated into Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10308-10010: MEMO FOR: AMCOBRA (LATER CALLED AMBANTY)

"The original AMCOBRA operation consisted of a two-man PM team (AMBANTY-1 and 2) recruited and trained in the U.S. and subsequently infiltrated clandestinely into Cuba March 1962. They recruited inside Cuba. There were over 400 assets in the intel/resistance complex as of May 1964 when the operation was rolled up by Cuban authorities."

104-10133-10227: MEMO ON HAROLD FEENEY'S PLAN TO OVERTHROW CASTRO, OPERATION COBRA

5/28/69: This DIA memo may have been a review of AMCOBRA. It discusses Commander Harold Feeney's Operation COBRA, a plan to use military aircraft in Guatemala to attack strategic sites in Cuba. He used his ONI credentials, and had the cooperation of Guatemala's President Ydigoras.

Harold Feeney Obituary

During the Cuban missile crisis, Feeney was appointed the head of the Cuban branch of the DIA. He served as an advisor of the Executive Committee of the National Security Council chaired by JFK at the White House.

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