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Cryptonym: PALP

Definition:
CIA Headquarters station in Washington, D.C.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
The cryptonym is probably a play on the word "palpable" - it gets a lot more real when Headquarters steps in.
Sources:

104-10100-10226: REQUEST FOR CLARIFICATION

10/17/63 memo from Bernie Reichhardt to Mexico City and Paris: "Reference relayed to PALP requesting assistance obtaining clarification...in general ()LASKING traffic should include PALP...(Then we see a separate note from "WH COM:") "GOM (Government of Mexico) youth group quoted Mexi Daily asking ()LASKING out LI(). Req. HQ clarify situation and inform Station." In both notes, clarification is sought - the first time by PALP, the second time by CIA HQ. The context reveals that they are one and the same.

104-10100-10127: CABLE RE CHANGE IN TRAVEL PLANS

10/4/63, slugline DTDORIC QKOPERA: Re the first PALP memo cited above...a memo regarding this same operation two weeks earlier reveals that Choaden/Phillips was at HQ as of this date. Note that the memo is sent to both Mexico City and PALP - probably because Phillips is visiting HQ.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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