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Cryptonym: KUDESK

Definition:
Counter Intelligence (CI) division of CIA.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Inside the Company, by Philip Agee, p. 38

from the book: ...the CI staff (and CI operations) is KUDESK...

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

This 1993 CIA document lists various crypts and their definitions. KUDESK is identified as "Counterintelligence Division"

104-10215-10316: CABLE: IN CONNECTION WAVE KUDESK PROGRAM AIMED AT SPOTTING REFUGEES

This cable discusses the possibility of spotting refugees in the Miami area who could "recruit persons in PBRUMEN (Cuba) for KUDESK purposes..."

104-10103-10131: STAFF EMPLOYEE'S RECOLLECTION OF INTEREST IN OSWALD

Thia declassified memo from 11/25/63 caused a stir due to the author's recollection that CIA had considered the "laying on of interviews" with Oswald, something the Agency has denied ever doing. It goes on to discuss that CIA had noticed the number of Soviet women marrying foreigners. and their possible KGB connections, something that "KUDESK became interested in."

104-10215-10256: CABLE: APPRECIATE REF BUT PREFER NOT

5/22/61 memo from Chief of Base, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: "A brief summary of JMWAVE/KUDESK current assets in the target area (Cuba). Analyze AMOT-34, AMOT-48, AMOT-106, 107 and 108, and various AMOT subsources."

104-10228-10406: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/ USE OF CAVES AND UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTIONS FOR CUBAN DEFENSE IN THE EVENT OF MILITARY ACTION IN CUBA

5/1/62 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, TFW, slugline Operational/GYROSE/KUTUBE/KUDESK/PM: DRE's Intelligence Section provided info on Cuban defenses, devised by Che Guevara: "The backbone of the resistance system is the natural caves throughout the island, plus the tunnels constructed by foreign technicians and selected Cuban personnel in the areas where there are no or not enough caves."

104-10182-10107: CABLE-HQS TFW KUWOLF AND KUDESK FILES REFLECT MARIO GARCIA KOHLY PREVIOUS ANEUVERS OVER LONG PERIOD TO OBTAIN FINANCIAL SUPPORT

8/17/62 cable from JMWAVE to C/TFW, slugline GYROSE: "HQS, TFW, KUWOLF, and KUDESK files reflect Mario Garcia Kohly previous maneuvers over long period to obtain financial support from (CIA) and (Navy). Overtures turned down basis unfounded claims. Detailed investigation by Mr. REDACTED."

104-10423-10262: CABLE:EMB OFFICER WHO TOOK CALL FROM INFORMER ON 15 OCT 1962 HAS LISTENED TO TAPE OF 23 NOV 63

11/28/63 cable DIR 85059 from Canberra to Director: Emb officer who received unknown informer's call on 10/15/62 listened to tape of 11/23/63 claiming that the Soviets killed JFK, convinced it is the same person. On that tape, see 104-10015-10375, p. 4.

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