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Cryptonym: QKIVORY

Definition:
National Committee for a Free Europe and its subcommittees.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

National Archives, Research Aids: Cryptonyms and Terms in Declassified CIA Files https://www.archives.gov/iwg/declassified-records/rg-263-cia-records/second-release-lexicon.pdf

QKIVORY is defined as "National Committee for a Free Europe (NCFE) and its subcommittees". More recently referred to as TPTONIC.

104-10229-10016: DISPATCH: SUBJECT - CONTACT WITH AMBUD-1 BY QKIVORY ASSETS

2/21/63 dispatch from JMWAVE chief Ted Shackley to SAS chief Desmond FitzGerald suggesting to CRC chief Miro Cardona/AMBUD-1 that Jose Ignacio Rasco/AMPALM-5 go to West Germany "to study the system of de-nazification and de-communization undertaken by that country".

Alfred Reisch, Hot Books in the Cold War - the CIA-Funded Secret Western Book Program Behind the Iron Curtain (2013).

This study reveals the hidden story of the secret book distribution program to Eastern Europe financed by the CIA during the Cold War. At its height between 1957 and 1970, the book program was one of the least known but most effective methods of penetrating the Iron Curtain, reaching thousands of intellectuals and professionals in the Soviet Bloc. Reisch conducted thorough research on the key personalities involved in the book program, especially the two key figures: S. S. Walker, who initiated the idea of a “mailing project,” and G. C. Minden, who developed it into one of the most effective political and psychological tools of the Cold War. Reisch describes C. D. Jackson as the head of the Free Europe Committee (the guiding force of NCFE - National Committee for a Free Europe)

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Bill Simpich

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