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Cryptonym: GPPHOTO

Definition:
General Maxwell Taylor, chair of the Cuba study group after the Bay of Pigs and later the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10228-10389: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/ REPORT NO. 369: MEMORANDUM FROM PASSAVOY TO GPPHOTO RE RECRUITING PROGRAM

This 10/15/62 Shackley-Harvey dispatch states as the subject: "Passavoy Report No. 369: "Memorandum from PASSAVOY to GPPHOTO re Recruiting Program." The next page is No. 369, PASSAVOY's "memorandum to General Taylor".

104-10231-10290: CABLE: CAPONONG MET WITH AMBUD-1 AT LATTER'S SUGGESTION ON 4 SEPT

9/4/62: PW/Caponong "met with GPPHOTO and other ODEARL/DOD personnel...most important conversation...was one with GPPHOTO at which Al Rodriguez present as interpreter...GPPHOTO told AMBUD-1 (that intel collection)..had concluded that PBRUMEN/Cuba government could not be overthrown through internal uprising. GPPHOTO continued by saying that next six months would be devoted to additional collection intell and extensive sabotage against PBRUMEN economy."

157-10005-10256: TESTIMONY OF GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR, 9 JUL 1975

1975 testimony of Maxwell Taylor: "(The President) wanted me to underake a review of the Bay of Pigs for that purpose, namely to tell him what had gone wrong and why."

202-10002-10093: SOUTH VIETNAM ACTIONS

October 1963, JCS Chairman Maxwell Taylor writes to the rest of the chiefs, "On Oct 2 the President approved recommendations relating to military matters contained in the trip report...," including a phase-out of US forces so that military functions "can be assumed properly by the Vietnamese by the end of calendar year 1965." The memo also notifies the Joint Chiefs to "Execute the plan to withdraw 1,000 U.S. military personnel by the end of 1963..."

104-10171-10351: CABLE: AT REQUEST GPFOCUS 24 SEPTEMBER, IDEN MET ERNESTO

Charley Ford memo about RFK interest in matter and JFK interest in ELC and GPPHOTO-plus involvment (Perez) Alamo with Alwin (Odio) Tamayo who subject considerable recent traffic REF A is meeting between Letuce and Amdenim-11, REF B is a summary of contacts of Dunney Perez; REF C is the 9/11/62 traces on Dunney Perez, no traces on Odio (above, DIR 35924) Note that Odio is AMLUNT-1 and Dunney Perez is AMLUNT-2.

104-10228-10389: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/ REPORT NO. 369: MEMORANDUM FROM PASSAVOY TO GPPHOTO RE RECRUITING PROGRAM

10/9/62, memo from PASSAVOY/Col. Wendell C. Johnson (WCJ) to General Taylor on the recruiting program for Cuban exiles: "The principal student groups, (DRE) and Frente Juventudes Cristianas had not yet decided to back the program and send in their young men to sign up...Dr. Miro is very gratified with the way the program is progressing..."

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