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Cryptonym: PLMHABYSS

Definition:
Persons or events that provide "low points" in the CIA's history. Offered from the viewpoint of the Office of Security.
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
Also see WOBONE, the cryptonym for the CIA's Office of Security.
Sources:

104-10106-10335: CLASSIFIED MESSAGE: RE REQUEST FOR ARTICLES RE HERBERT ITKIN

5/10/73 memo from Director to REDACTED, re RYBAT PLMHABYSS: "As station probably aware, Herbert Itkin (201-836808) well-known figure in this type affair. Check with WOBONE revealed he never employed by BKCROWN, either in staff or contract/career agent status."

104-10074-10120: RAUL ORLANDO LEAL GARCIA

We see the program PL**ABYSS referred to in this document, which may be associated with WOBONE/Office of Security. It was thought LEAL might be of "ABYSS" interest.

104-10072-10186: CABLE - INFO ON ANTONIO CARLOS VECIANA AND ASSOCIATES

This 1973 cable re the narcotics arrest of Veciana offers yet another reference to PL**ABYSS.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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