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Cryptonym: CORAL

Definition:
Clearance for military matters; it may be related to decisions about life-or-death situations, based on the high level paramilitary and intelligence people who received this clearance. It could be related to the coral beaches of the Caribbean.
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

104-10119-10057: SPECIAL CLEARANCE AND BILLET APPROVAL.

9/22/66 approval of request by E. Howard Hunt for Coral Clearance: "Mr. Hunt has been designated assistant to Chairman, NATO Intelligence Collections Working Group (USIB) and is required to appraise the effect of possible changes in the NATO structure on US collection capabilities."

104-10121-10271: OFFICE MEMORANDUM: GRANT A CLEARANCE

10/10/61, memo from Chief, Security Staff, PIC to Chief, Personnel Security Division, OS. DDP requested a CORAL clearance for David Morales. The request was approved.

104-10250-10042: OFFICE MEMORANDUM: CALVIN W. HICKS

1/13/61, memo from Chief, Security Staff, PIC to Chief, Personnel Security Division, OS. DDP requested a CORAL clearance for Calvin W. Hicks. The request was approved.

https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0001475804.pdf

5/9/61, memo from REDACTED to REDCATED, OS. The Executive Office requested a CORAL clearance for Walter Whitman Rostow, Special Assistant, National Security Affairs. The request was approved, with verbal approval a day before the written approval was obtained.

104-10123-10297: CLEARANCE REQUEST -- JAMES P. O'CONNELL

4/22/60, memo from Chief, Security Staff, PIC to Chief, Personnel Security Division, OS. DDP requested a CORAL clearance for James P. O'Connell. The request was approved.

1993.07.22.20:09:37:090330: COMPARTMENTED CLEARANCE FOR LUCIEN E. CONEIN

7/1/63, memo memo from the Chief, SCSCC, OS to Chief, Personnel Security Division, OS. The Executive Office requested a REDACTED clearance for LUCEIN CONEIN. (CORAL fits the type spacing, and the format is similar to those requests above). The request was approved, with verbal approval four days before the written approval was obtained.

104-10248-10256: OFFICE MEMORANDUM: CORAL CLEARANCE

8/30/63 A memo from the Chief of SCSCC, OS to Chief PDS, OS states "A request has been received...to grant a CORAL clearance to David L. Christ" The request for use was granted 9/12/63.

104-10256-10194: OFFICE MEMORANDUM: CORAL CLEARANCE

11/7/62 A memo from the Chief of SCSCC, OS to Chief PDS, OS states " A request has been received...to grant a CORAL clearance to: SWENSON, Harold Francis". The request was granted 11/28/62.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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