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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.

104-10235-10026: CABLE RE: POSSIBLE CONTACT WITH AMBUD-1 BY QKIVORY ASSETS

2/9/63 dispatch from Chief, KUWOLF Staff to Chief, JMWAVE: Attached is a letter from KUWOLF staff to QKIVORY, suggesting that two QKIVORY assets contact AMBUD-1 to request a list of suitable teaching candidates for a KUWOLF/QKIVORY sponsored project ()BEEF (aka Christian Democratic Formation Institute, Caracas)."

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 George C. Minden, head of the FEC (Free Europe Committee) who developed it into one of the most effective political and psychological tools of the Cold War. (at p. 8) Reisch describes C. D. Jackson as president of the Free Europe Committee in 1951 (the official name of the group was National Committee for a Free Europe in 1949 and finalized as the FEC in 1954). The FEC was covertly subsidized by the CIA.

104-10192-10222: CIA FILE ON MDC.

1965 field information report: "By 12 March 1965, the West German Christian Democratic Party had approved credit to (the MDC) to create an Institute of Political Qualification which will function in Miami with Cuban exile professors. The Institute will be similar to the Institute of Christian Democratic Formation which was established in Caracas...(from the funds a large portion) is to be allocated to the MDC's military secretariat which is to function clandestinely. By this means, the MDC will give the impression that is merely a political and intellectual organization."

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