Cryptonym: LC

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A program or operation designed to separate truth from falsity.
LCFLUTTER is the program of conducting polygraph tests to try to separate true and false responses to questioning. LCHARVEST (TPFAST, TPTERRY, VLVIGOR) involved operations against Peoples Republic of China (PRC) scientists and efforts to monitor PRC state technology. The speculation is that the LCHARVEST aspect of these operations was designed to find out what was really going on - again, to separate truth from falsity. At that time, China operated under a blanket of official secrecy. LCIMPROVE involved counterintelligence against the Soviet Union, worldwide. Separating truth from falsity - or protecting truth with a bodyguard of lies - is one of the tasks of counterintelligence programs


On the previous page, HSCA asked CIA to identify "LCIMPROVE". The CIA's response was "Counter-espionage involving Soviet intelligence services, worldwide."

National Archives, Research Aids: Cryptonyms and Terms in Declassified CIA Files

LCHARVEST (TPFAST, TPTERRY, VLVIGOR) involved operations against Peoples Republic of China (PRC) scientists and efforts to monitor PRC state technology.

LCCASSOCK Review, 1956:

10/19/56: "LCCASSOCK is a psychological warfare project which until recently prepared, printed and distributed falsified editions of official (REDACTED - probably East German) publications...the object of this project is to promote the spirit of resistance of the (REDACTED) population by providing highly specialized propaganda material which can be tailored to attract specific target groups not generally accessible to Western propaganda."

Renewal request for fiscal year 1958 - the EE Division Chief was James Critchfield: "The objective of LCCASSOCK (a psychological and political warfare project) is to sustain and encourage popular East German resistance to the Communist regime of East Germany and to hinder the spread of Communist philosophy in East Germany...from the time CIA first became interested in LCCASSOCK (February 1954) until early 1956 this organization specialized in falsification of official East German media and mass interest publications. As a result of the development of the political situation in East Germany, LCCASSOCK discontinued to all intents and purposes falsification, but continued to prepare what might be aptly called semi-falsification (that is items that appear similar to, but are not identical to East Zone publications)." This work was financed by ZRCANDY funds.


10/18/63 dispatch from Chief of Base, Monterrey to Chief, WH Division: This dispatch about an "LCFLUTTER test" makes clear that it is a polygraph being discussed.

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