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Cryptonym: CITASTE

Definition:
Director of Central Intelligence Allan Dulles
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
Although the TASTE element of Dulles' cryptonym appears in many locations, the CI digraph has been carefully protected. However in one location the redactor failed to remove it. This happened in a document (104-10315-10035) that concerned preparations for a meeting of Allan Dulles, Jake Esterline, Nixon's aide General Cushman, Vice President of U.S. Steel Walter Donnelly, and William Pawley, in Pawley's Miami home on 1 April 1060.

Note that this identification is made from public documents which are available from the National Archives but not present on the MFF website.
Sources:

104-10315-10035

This record is not in the MFF data base.

104-10265-10074: MEMO: CONTACT WITH MR. WILLIAM PAWLEY IN MIAMI. 21 MARCH 1960 TIME, 1200 HOURS; MR. PAWLEY'S OFFICE

This version is in the MFF data base and the CI digraph is redacted.

104-10315-10037

This record is not in the MFF data base. The document is a summary of the meeting by WH/4 Chief Jake Esterline. As the DCI's presence is specified in this document, it confirms that CITASTE is the cryptonym for Allan Dulles.

104-10048-10117: FRANK ANTHONY STURGIS: ACTIVITIES AND BIO

During Jan. 1961, "Subject claims to be awaiting repair of aircraft that he and DIAZ will fly under direction of ALLEN DULLES and/or CIA...(during Dec. 1962) Fiorini offered his services to Felipe Vidal Santiago (former Cuban Naval Attache in Caracas who defected from (Castro) government) but Vidal told him that he (Fiorini) couldn't participate."

Contributors:
John Newman

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