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Cryptonym: GPFOCUS

Definition:
Robert F. Kennedy, JFK's brother and Attorney General in the JFK administration.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Our Man in Mexico, by Jefferson Morley, p. 120

from the book: In CIA communications, RFK was dubbed GPFOCUS. He focused what Helms described as "relentless pressure" on the agency

104-10331-10093: MEMO: ORGANIZATION CRYPTS IN THE JFK FILE

This 1993 CIA document lists various crypts and their definitions. GPFOCUS is identified as "Kennedy, Robert F."

104-10215-10365: CONTACT PLAN FOR DAINOLD MEETING WITH AMLASH/1

In this amazing "cover" document, DAINOLD (CIA officer Desmond Fitzgerald) represented himself to Rolando Cubela (AMLASH-1) as the personal representative of GPFOCUS (Robert Kennedy), when discussing with Cubela the assassination of Fidel Castro. CIA Deputy Director Richard Helms later testified that Robert Kennedy was not informed of this use of his name.

104-10229-10222: CABLE: MANUEL ARTIME STATED HE HAD RECEIVED INSTRUCTIONS FROM GPFOCUS TO WITHDRAW FROM CRC

One of the documents which highlights the personal involvement Robert Kennedy had in anti-Castro operations in 1963.

104-10269-10101: AMTAUP-2 REPORTED CONVERSATION ROGELIO (CISNEROS) DIAZ ON 24 OCT WITH AMLEMON-1 (FORMER WAVE AGENT) PRESENT

10/29/63, JMWAVE to Director: "National Directorate of JURE believes GPFOCUS wants (to) assist JURE. (CIA) which opposed to JURE somehow is in on arrangement and capable sabotaging their plans although GPIDEAL has personally authorized assistance to JURE." The CIA crypt for JURE was AMBANG. Bill Harvey's executive assistant Sam Halpern was scornful of "the boom and bang" policy that Halpern attributed to RFK and General Edward Lansdale. Lansdale worked with Harvey on Operation MONGOOSE. http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/coldwar/interviews/episode-10/halpern1.html

104-10075-10173: JMWAVE CABLE RE EXILED DENTIST

"13 Nov (1963) AMRAZZ-1, Eloy (Gutierrez) Menoyo, (exiled dentist, Dr. Luis) Duany and Esteban (Zorrilla) Jr. met at (Enrique Ruiz Williams') home...Ruiz said (he) had no doubt GPIDEAL/JFK would resolve problem (re Cuba' future) before elections...Ruiz said he coordinator between offices of this country and (Cuban) groups. Had dedicated himself (to) smoothing things over after GPFOCUS and AMBIDDY-1 had strong discussions following prisoner release. After Ruiz talked with GPFOCUS twice, the latter received AMBIDDY-1/Artime again in ZRMETAL/Washington DC...Ruiz was asked whether AMBIDDY-1 affair could be (US) maneuver to put AMBIDDY-1 out of the way by submerging him in Nicaragua...Ruiz replied anything possible...(also said) it would be difficult for anybody to stop AMBIDDY-1."

1994.06.22.16:55:12:380005: Reel 64, Folder G - CRC MISCELLANEOUS ACTIVITIES, JUNE 62 - JANUARY 64.

1/26/63, cable from JMWAVE to Director: AMBUD-1 and Ernest Aragon understand that Artime and Ruiz Williams have a meeting with GPFOCUS in Washington on 1/25/63.

ARRB News Releases Current Section: Assassination Records Review Board Records Release, 18 Nov 1997: Selected Documents from Military Records on U.S. Policy Toward Cuba from 1962-64

12/11/63 from ACSI Col. R.D. Albro, Director of Foreign Intelligence to Joseph Califano, Secretary of the Army: "Mr. Robert Kennedy did confer on 17 November with Manuel ARTIME Buesa (and others)...They were also scheduled to meet with Robert Kennedy on either 21 or 22 November 1963...this office has no information whether Mr. Kennedy is aware of ARTIME's alleged recruiting activity." ARTIME was supposedly recruiting former Bay of Pigs associates "to resign their US Army commmission and go with him to a revolutionary camp in Nicaragua."

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