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Cryptonym: JKLANCE

Definition:
Codename for the CIA, adopted by the Agency in about 1967 and borrowed from JFK's Secret Service code name LANCER, in the wake of charges made by New Orleans DA Jim Garrison and others of CIA involvement in the JFK assassination.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Bill Simpich, State Secret, Conclusion, http://maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Conclusion.html

"The pseudonym for JFK used by the Secret Service was Lancer – he was the knight on a white horse. When the accusations began that the Agency had a role in JFK’s death, it’s no accident that the pseudonym used by the CIA to refer to itself switched to JKLANCE. At a minimum, the CIA chiefs knew that the JFK assassination did not receive an adequate investigation."

104-10104-10011: LUNCHEON HELD 12 NOVEMBER TO DISCUSS [DELETION] RELATIONSHIP WITH CIA AND THE TORRIENTE GROUP

December 1971 memo. "COS (Chief of Station), DCOS (Deputy Chief of Station) and Lewis J. Shoquist (note: CIA officer Charles Anderson) representing JKLANCE/Miami."

104-10106-10392: WITHHELD

5/18/70: Article says court filing for Herbert Itkin admits that "this only second time JKLANCE has publicly acknowledged the assignment of an undercover agent not on the JKLANCE payroll (Note: Francis Gary) (Powers was first)."

104-10246-10032: PROGRESS REPORT FOR PERIOD 1 OCTOBER THROUGH 31 DECEMBER

1/11/72 cable from Chief of Station, Mexico City to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: 201-812106 is described as "the chief of the JKLANCE section of AMSTAFF".

1993.07.16.15:16:00:530340: EVALUATION OF INFORMATION IN MANUSCRIPT OF MR. ANTULIO RAMIREZ ORTIZ

1/25/78 memorandum from Raymond Warren, Chief, Latin American Division to Maurice A. Sovern, O/SA/DO/O: 201-812106 is described as "Captain Carlos Enriques Rodriguez, aka Valverde (FNU) 201-812106". Connected with CIA section of AMSTAFF. In the light of the previous post, that would mean that JKLANCE is CIA and AMSTAFF is DGI.

Contributors:
Greg A. Otterman • Bill Simpich

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