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Cryptonym: MKCHARITY

Definition:
Equipment basehouse in Mexico City, supported by the CIA's Technical Services Division. http://alphas.wikia.com/wiki/MK-Ultra
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
MKCHARITY was located at the home of CIA officer Harvey Mulford in Mexico City. Wikipedia states that the digraph MK means that the project was sponsored by the agency's Technical Services Staff. This would jibe with known MK operations. MKCHICKWIT: Identify new drug developments in Europe and Asia and obtain samples, part of MKSEARCH. MKDELTA: Stockpiling of lethal biological and chemical agents, subsequently became MKNAOMI. MKNAOMI: Stockpiling of lethal biological and chemical agents, successor to MKDELTA. MKOFTEN: Testing effects of biological and chemical agents, part of MKSEARCH. MKSEARCH: MKULTRA after 1964, mind control research. MKULTRA: Mind control research. Renamed MKSEARCH in 1964. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_cryptonym
Sources:

104-10127-10275: OPERATIONAL MONTHLY REPORT - 1-30 SEPTEMBER 1963

"On 9 September, PARMUTH delivered the Station film copier (16 mm to 70 mm) to the MKCHARITY basehouse."

104-10413-10297: DISPATCH:LIFEAT PROGRESS REPORT, JANUARY 1963

In a LIFEAT tap operation, Mexico City reports that the coverage information "is considered essential for a planned re-entry of the (Soviet) Subject's quarters in connection with the MKCHARITY-20 operation."

104-10147-10353: ONE PAGE CABLE WITH XEROXED NOTE

12/11/63: Goodpasture tells tap center chief Arnold Arehart that she has ordered 500 new blank tapes and half of them can be stored at the MKCHARITY basehouse. For Arehart's role at the tap center, see 104-10413-10045.

104-10107-10187: OPERATIONAL MONTHLY REPORT - 1-30 SEPTEMBER 1963

"On 26 September, PARMUTH and MULFORD tested the VLS-2 trigger device at the MKCHARITY basehouse for possible use at the LIERODE base (photographic basehouse surveilling the Cuban embassy compound).

Project MKULTRA, The CIA's Program of Research in Behavioral Modification - Joint Hearing before the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research Current Section: Appendix A: XVII.Testing and Use of Chemical and Biological Agents by the Intelligence Community

The purpose of MKNAOMI included the mission to "stockpile severely incapacitating and lethal materials for the specific use of TSD (Technical Services Division)." Three pages earlier, the same report states that TSD had custody of the MKULTRA records and destroyed them in 1973.

104-10211-10074: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT AUGUST SEPTEMBER 1963

10/30/63 memo from Mexico City to Chief, KURIOT: "Attached are the monthly ()CHARITY reports for August and September 1963." Reports not attached to this document. The file number is 50-6-61.

104-10413-10025: MKC BASE (NOC'S HARVEY MULFORD RESIDENCE)

These notes show that the equipment basehouse MKCHARITY was located in the Mexico City home of OTS staffer Harvey Mulford. "Barker" is also identified here as Bob Shaw. Mulford is also referred to here as an "NOC". Also referred to as Mulford's residence/shop here: http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=5822&relPageId=2&search=mulford

104-10414-10072: PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE CUBAN

MKCHARITY is also referred to as Mulford's residence/shop here. Mulford is described as a "outside/NOC tech officer".

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