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Cryptonym: AMSEDGE-1

Definition:
Unknown identity. A January, 1963, Field Information Report described AMSEDGE-1 as a close relative of a Brigade leader.
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A dispatch in September of 1962 stated that AMSEDGE-1 had met AMBUD-1 (Jose Miro Cardona) and discussed the former's visit to Washington, D.C., where A-1 had met with Attorney General, Robert Kennedy. RFK apparently told AMSEDGE-1 that the exchange of Bay of Pigs prisoners was going well. The dispatch also later mentioned that a delegate/spokesman for the 60 liberated prisoners had met with AMBUD-1, and "stated that AMSEDGE-1 was attempting to control the Brigade and that they could not go along with that."
Sources:

104-10227-10098: DISPATCH: PROGRESS REPORT ON AMBUD FOR AUGUST 1962

09/22/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Page 2: ..."6. AMSEDGE-1 met with AMBUD-1 and discussed his (AMSEDGE-1's) discussions in ZRMETAL (Washington, D.C.) especially with GPFOCUS (Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy). The main points brought out by AMSEDGE-1 were that he had presented a plan to GPFOCUS, which the latter thought a good idea, to establish offices in Latin America under AMBUD auspices. AMBUD-1 then informed AMSEDGE-1 that the AMBUD organization already has delegations in each of these countries. The other point of interest brought out by AMSEDGE-1 was that GPFOCUS had told him that the exchange of the Playa Giron prisoners was proceeding well..." - - - Page 4: ..."23. A delegate of the 60 liberated prisoners met with AMBUD-1 and informed him that the members of the Brigade already liberated had met and prepared a memorandum agreeing to form a new group, but that they did not intend to alienate themselves from AMBUD. This spokesman stated that AMSEDGE-1 was attempting to control the Brigade and that they could not go along with that..."

104-10228-10039: TDCS INFORMATION REPORT:FEELINGS OF THE CUBAN BRIGADE AGAINST JOSE MIRO CARDONA, HEAD OF THE CUBAN REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL (CRC)

01/05/63: Transmittal of TDCS Information Report (Orig: B. Brown, Unit: TFW/Intel/Reports): "Based On: WAVE-3011 (IN 44944), NP (AMSEDGE-1, AMLYRIC-1, AMCROW-1), Liaison*" - - - Pages 3-4: Field Information Report: Country: Cuba. Place & Date Acq.: United States (4 January 1963). "Source: Para 1: Close relative (F) of a brigade leader; Para 2: Cuban radio announcer (F) in exile; Para 3: Cuban exile (F): "1. On 3 January 1963 the Cuban Brigade members were upset over the handling of their 250 dollar bonus payments. Feeling was running high against Jose Miro Cardona, who they said 'will have to pay for it one day.' The Brigade members were enraged by the humiliating publicity and pictures appearing in the press and on television of them lined up to receive cash from 'Miro, benefactor of the Brigade.' The Brigade's feelings were that Miro had nothing to do with the bonus, President Kennedy having suggested the idea during the meeting at Palm Beach; that the publicity provided by Miro was harmful to both the United States and the Brigade because it followed the Castro propaganda line that the Brigade members were 'mercenaries;' that the publicity harmed the Brigade's prestige and injured its pride; and that Miro was trying hard to win the support and sympathy of the Brigade but was only alienating more members..."

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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