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Cryptonym: AMSAKI

Definition:
AMSAKI was a JMWAVE paramilitary operation originally scheduled for around 24 November, 1963, but postponed until at least 17th December.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
A cable on 24 November, 1963, stated that Operation AMSAKI-1 had been postponed until December. AMSAKI was mentioned in the Paramilitary (PM) category in this cable. In addition, a cable on 6 December, 1963, mentioned that six receivers were required for the night of 11 December for Operations AMHICK and AMSAKI. Moreover, a cable on 14 December stated that Operation AMSAKI had now been scheduled for December 17, 1963, nearly a month after it was apparently originally intended to take place.
Sources:

104-10075-10155: JMWAVE CABLE RE SUBJECT ASSIGNMENT

11/22/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: REF UFGA 12172: "SUBJ ref assigned AMSAKI-2."

104-10075-10026: JMWAVE CABLE RE MIAMI HERALD REPORT OF SECRET SERVICE PRECAUTIONS DURING PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO MIAMI

11/24/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE: Page 2: ...D. PM...3. Op AMSAKI-1 postponed until Dec 63..."

104-10076-10016: JMWAVE CABLE RE WAVE VESSELS SCHEDULED TO RUN IN DECEMBER

12/04/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE: "1. Per telecon Zamka/Naback following are WAVE vessels scheduled to run ref ops in December. A. COBRA XI. Twilight. Rex will support from Marquesas Keys...This approx 75 miles from Cuban coast and in U.S. waters. Rex necessary for refueling twilight due distances involved and fact twilight will be used on other ops without returning to port. Rex cover will be oceangraphic survey Marquesas-Dry Tortugas area. B. Cleopatra. Neptune. C. AMSAKI-1. Twilight. Rex will support from Marquesas Keys and in same manner as COBRA XI. D. AMBEACH. Bee. Leda will support by towing Bee to point sixty miles from Cuban coast and refuelling Bee as necessary. Leda will not go closer than sixty miles from coast. E. AMTRUNK VI. Neptune. F. COBRA XIV. Bee. Leda will support by towing Bee to point forty miles from coast and refueling as necessary. Leda will go closer than forty miles from coast. G. Chalice V. Twilight. Rex will support from Marquesas Keys area in same manner as COBRA XI. H. AMHICK V. Neptune. I. Duck. Bee. Leda will support by towing Bee to point forty miles from Cuban coast. Leda will not go closer than forty miles from coast. J. Jeanine. Twilight. Rex will support from Marquesas Keys area in same manner as COBRA XI. K. Contact. Bee. Leda will support by towing Bee to point forty miles from Cuban coast and refueling Bee as necessary. Leda will not go closer than forty miles from coast. L. Bola II. Riptide. K. (Unintelligible) Twilight. Rex will support from Marquesas Keys area in same manner as COBRA XI. 2. Please advise if additional info needed."

1993.08.04.16:38:02:870028: JMWAVE CABLES, WAVE 8600 - 8699.

12/06/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC LOGS COMMO: ..."2. Material required for Operations AMHICK, AMTRUNK, AMCRUEL, AMSAKI, and AMOZON. Six receivers required NLT 11 Dec for Ops AMHICK and AMSAKI."

104-10076-10139: JMWAVE CABLE - AMHAM/6 REPLACING AMSAKI/l

12/06/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMSAKI: REF UFGA 12120: "Please change para 7A 2 Ref att to read AMHAM-6. He replacing AMSAKI-1 who lacked requisite composure during night rendezvous practice with beacon and infra red light."

1993.08.04.16:41:08:870028: JMWAVE CABLES, WAVE 8700 - 8797.

12/09/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC LOGS COMMO: ..."4. Material requested by 1 Jan for Ops DAEDALUS, LEMNOS, AMCRUEL, AMSPARK, AMSAKI, AMOZON, and 4 EA for AMBANTY.

104-10076-10380: JMWAVE CABLE REQUESTING LATEST PHOTOGRAPH OF AREA FOR COMPARATIVE STUDY.

12/12/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline PBRUMEN YOBULK AMSAKI: REF WAVE 7773 (IN 63872)* "1. Request comparative scan with M-3766 and latest available photography of areas listed in ref. 2. Request cable reply by 1200 hours. 16 Dec 63. C/S Comment: *Requested comparative study on latest available photography with M-3363 to determine any new activity."

104-10077-10018: JMWAVE CABLE RE INTELLIGENCE HIGHLIGHTS

12/14/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE: SITREP 13 DECEMBER 1963: Page 3: ..."3. Op AMSAKI now scheduled for 17 Dec..."

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Gavin McDonald

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