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Cryptonym: KUMONK

Definition:
CIA Office of Political Analysis (OPA).
Status:
Documented
Sources:

National Archives Research Aid: Cryptonyms and Terms in Declassified CIA Files Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Disclosure Acts

An official list of cryptonyms, pseudonyms, and related terms states KUMONK is the CIA Office of Political Analysis. https://www.archives.gov/files/iwg/declassified-records/rg-263-cia-records/second-release-lexicon.pdf

CIA Library Reading Room QKACTIVE VOL. 4 (CS FILE JUL 1958-DEC 1958)_0047: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/QKACTIVE%20%20%20VOL.%204%20%20%28CS%20FILE%20JUL%201958-DEC%201958%29_0047.pdf

The document states "...that there is no necessity for his sending ACL materials to KUMONK, since this is handled in KUBARK (CIA) by BGACTRESS (CIA's International Organizations Division)/Reports".

104-10174-10054: CABLE: TICHBORN TDY WELCOMED. SUGGEST DESK AND KUMONK BRIEFING LOCAL

11/12/59 cable from Havana to Director: "Tichborn (aka Henry Preston Lopez) TDY (temporary duty) welcomed. Suggest DESK and KUMONK briefing (on) local political scene prior departure HQs. Upon arrival should contact Olien or Aretz by phone. As cover story Tichborn could say he has come to Cuba on behalf group American businessmen and investors to assess discreetly their position and legal recourses vis-a-vis revolutionary laws and possible future developments. This story would provide logical basis for subsequent offers of monetary support under AMPATROL project..."

104-10187-10003: CIA FILE ON (ASSET)

03/07/63: Dispatch from Chief, WH Division to COS, Mexico City: Subject: KUWOLF/LITENSOR Briefing Materials: "1. Headquarters is sending herewith materials which KUMONK and KUWOLF staffs have prepared for a briefing of LITENSOR on countries he will soon visit...4. Attachment C. KUMONK compiled these materials. They include a current description of the situation in each country involved and biographic sketches on many of the officials with whom LITENSOR will probably meet during his trip. The biographic information has been taken from KUBARK (CIA) and ODACID (U.S. State Department) files..."

104-10077-10215: CABLE: CEDRIC R. DOLLARHIDE ARRIVING 8 DECEMBER

12/03/63: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: John K. King, Unit: SAS/INTEL): Slugline TYPIC YOBULK: REF: WAVE 7798* "1. Cedric R. Dollarhide arriving 8 December with two KUMONK IDENS on national flight 201. 2. IDENS TDY WAVE two days. Dollarhide TDY through December 13. C/S Comment: *IN 64242, will welcome Dollarhide proposed visit, preferably week 9 Dec." Releasing Officer: Desmond FitzGerald, Chief, SAS. Coordinating Officer: Mr. Godrey, OCI. (Signature), SAS/PERS. Authenticating Officer: John K. King, Chief, SAS/INTEL.

104-10076-10183: JMWAVE CABLE - FIDEL CASTRO RUZ POSSIBLY IN MOSOW AND POSSIBLE PURGE AMONG CUBAN HIERARCHY

12/08/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline INTEL TYPIC: "SUPDATA: ZRWAHOO. AMWARM-1 SW dated 15 Nov received 2 Dec. Comment para 2 KUMONK...DOI: 15 Nov 63. PADA: United States, Miami (2 Dec 63)..." - - - Pages 3-4: ..."2. Field Comment: A usually reliable source reported neither Raul or Fidel attended the Soviet Embassy party in honor of the 46th anniversary of the October revolution. The possible envoy may have been Cesar Escalante Dellunde who retuned to Cuba on 12 November following more than six weeks in the Soviet Union...."

104-10413-10034: MEMORANDUM: REQUEST FOR RENEWAL OF THE LIENVOY PROJECT

1/21/64 memo from Win Scott to DDP, Request for Renewal of the LIENVOY Project: "In connection with a trip made by LITENSOR to several East and West European countries in March and April 1963, the Station was provided several briefing papers on these countries, prepared by KUMONK and KUWOLF, for passage to LITENSOR."

104-10260-10283: CABLE RE: KUMONK WEEKLY FOR 6 APRIL IDENTIFIES SOURCE REF REPORT AS

04/08/65: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC INTEL: REF WAVE 0307 (IN 37672) "1. KUMONK weekly for 6 April identifies source ref report as U.S. law enforcement officer.' 2. Believe this unwarranted pinpointing of source and hope repetition can be avoided."

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