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Cryptonym: HTBASTE

Definition:
A pitch for defection made by a CIA officer at the United Nations. In later years, the term became used for the United Nations itself.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10290-10219: CABLE: CUBAN EXILES WITH POSSIBLE LINKS MEXI

10/15/63, memo from Mexico City to Director, slugline PBURMEN HTBASTE: LITAMIL-3 was in New York on October 7, ran into an old friend in the Cuban UN delegation. Asked him to defect on the spot, friend got nervous and "replied merely performing his duty and very frightened. REDACTED did state he would talk to L-3 again in future under secure circumstances. L-3 described subject as 'a key man'."

104-10093-10159: CABLE - WHILE DISCUSSING MUTUAL CUBAN FRIENDS IN NEW YORK, SUBJECT'S NAME AROSE

10/29/63, memo from Mexico City to Director, slugline PBRUMEN HTBASTE: LITAMIL-3 met with an old friend, ex-Cuban consul Nadia Apostegui, and asked him to call the subject described by L-3 as a "key man" who has been in New York for 34 years. "L-3 and Subject stationed together New York in 1929 and had occasional contact since."

104-10072-10227: CONTACT REPORT NO. 1 AND 2 OF MEETING HELD ON 26 AND 27 SEPTEMBER 1967.

10/8/67 report from Peter di Gerveno/Emilio Rodriguez: "AMCLOCK-1 arrived in New York on 21 September 1967...When he failed to call soon after his arrival it was decided to try to establish visual contact with him at HTBASTE, same as was done successfully in 1966, to move him to call for contact instructions."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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