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Cryptonym: AMTABBY

Definition:
A major paramilitary operation consisting of numerous sabotage operations against targets inside Cuba.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
At least some of these operations were reviewed and approved by the Special Group (Augmented).
Sources:

104-10308-10171: AMTABBY OPERATION

A major paramilitary operation consisting of numerous sabotage operations against on-island targets in Cuba. At least some of these operations were reviewed and approved by the Special Group (Augmented). "Part of the AMTABBY net was wrapped up by Castro in 11/2/62, at which time AMTABBY-15 and AMTABBY-23 were captured. Castro claimed that AMTABBY-15 was the CIA's principal agent in Cuba." For minor sabotage operations, no OK from JFK was necessary. For MONGOOSE-size major operations, presidential approval was required. See all three pages in this document for more information.

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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