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Cryptonym: KUROAR

Definition:
Training Branch.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10103-10112: OPERATIONAL/[DELETION]/AMTRUNK - PROJECT AMTRUNK OPERATIONAL REVIEW

3/31/63: "The AMTRUNK team, consisting of AMICE-27, AMICE-14, AMTRUNK-2 and AMTRUNK-3 were safehoused on 4 March 1963 at Safesite #164 on Plantation Key. Andrew S. Parmers, KUROAR instructor from Headquarters, was already at the training site when the team was brought there by the two case officers, Irving N. PEGGINS and Hobart J. Vandeborn."

104-10075-10174: JMWAVE CABLE RE ACCEPTABLE TRAINING

11/22/63, JMWAVE to Director, slugline TYPIC KUROAR: "Date Feb. 3 acceptable for training of AMDENIM-3 in New York City."

104-10299-10162: MF: JOSE T.U. VIAMONTES JARDINES

12/9/63, memo from PW Evalena S. Vidal to Mr. Brad Ayers, Training Branch. "Subject (Jose T.U. VIAMONTES Jardines) was one of twelve individuals suggested by the CRC and approved by State and Defense for the above-mentioned (US Army advanced officer's) training."

Brad Ayers, The Zenith Secret (Vox Pop, 2006)

Late 1963: (At page 23): "The (training) class was presented quite informally, in Spanish, by Rip (Robertson)'s personal assistant, a Cuban named Felix (Rodriguez?)...(at p. 25): Cal (was the) chief of training, and (had) his assistant, Rudy (Enders?)...I knew Dave Morales would object like hell to the new prominence and control of the training branch in the selection and development of the teams." Was the director of training Cal Hicks aka Cal Hitch? https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=23130&search=cal_AND+cia#relPageId=2&tab=page

180-10145-10345: No Title

1965: The biography file for Luis Posada/AMCLEVE-15 identifies him as a KUROAR instructor. It also identifies Posada as a "past member of JURE, member of no other group."

104-10178-10228: SUBJ EVENTUALLY TO BE USED AS A WAVE KUROAR BRANCH INSTRUCTOR

3/31/65 memo from JMWAVE: Posada "eventually to be used as WAVE KUROAR branch instructor...he was approached 14 and 23 March by 201-281386 re using subject as weapons instructor in Mexi, connection with planned coup...Station advised subj accept offer and report findings to WAVE."

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