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Cryptonym: AMOURETTE-X

Definition:
A project of developmental propaganda activities in the television field under the direction of the Havana Station. Supported by David Phillips under alias of Michael Choaden.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
I started by trying to create an AMOURETTE field, but realized that all the AMOURETTE cryptonyms had a suffix. A couple of the early memos say "AMOURETTE-K", but that appears to have been an error. The later ones all say "AMOURETTE-X".
Sources:

104-10267-10180: FORM: REQUEST FOR APPROVAL OR INVESTIGATION ACTION. DAVID PHILLIPS

4/1/59, Request for Approval or Investigation Action. David Phillips is running the operation, his case officer is T. B. Cobb, Jr. Description of the project is identified as seen in the definition above.

104-10267-10178: FORM: RESPONSE TO GREEN LIST REQUEST - PHILLIPS, DAVID

David Phillips is described here as "proprietor of a television programming business".

104-10178-10272: APPROVAL WORK RECORD: PHILLIPS, DAVID ATLEE

Approval work record for David Phillips, pseudonym Michael Choaden. Includes a note about Tim Cobb.

104-10267-10185: MEMORANDUM: REQUEST FOR APPROVAL TO CONTINUE CHARGING MICHAEL M. CHOADEN'S EXPENSES TO PROJECT AMOURETTE-X

Feb 59 memo from WHD J.C. King to C/PP (Bernard Reichhardt signed for the C/PP): Choaden has rec'd 6 months pay under "Project AMOURETTE-X", request for 6 months more. After his arrival, "original project...planned around him was temporarily set aside in order to enable him to devote his full efforts to a high-priority project based in Venezuela. The Venezuela project...will very likely have its central operation in Habana."

104-10178-10274 STATION CONTEMPLATES USE SUBJECT AS KUCAGE CUTOUT

11/19/59 memo from Havana to Director: "Station contemplates use Subject as KUCAGE cutout. Will be paid from AMOURETTE-X pending development of project...Arnaldo Berenguer accepted offer work Cuba as contract agent...(note: John Newman believes Berenguer may be Emilio Rodriguez)

104-10177-10420: CABLE:FYI 6 APRIL AMOURETTE 7 RECEIVED CABLE FROM CUBAN

April 1957 priority memo from Havana to Director: Emilio Nunez Portunado meets with Amourette-7. "Plan full exploitation visit", to be financed with "AMOURETTE-X funds".

See Also:
Contributors:
Bill Simpich • John Newman

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