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Cryptonym: SMOOTHERS

Definition:
The declassified CIA Files on Nazi and Japanese Imperial Government war crimes stated that SMOOTHER was the cryptonym for British Military Intelligence.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
SMOOTHER also referred to British in a general sense in documents.
Sources:

https://www.archives.gov/files/iwg/declassified-records/rg-263-cia-records/second-release-lexicon.pdf

CIA document: Research Aid: Cryptonyms and Terms in Declassified CIA Files Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Disclosure Acts: Page 52: ..."Term: SMOOTHER. Definition: British Military Intelligence..."

104-10075-10295: CABLE: - SUBJECT GIVEN REST PERIOD AFTER BEING VERY ILL

11/29/63 cable WAVE 8297 from JMWAVE to Director, noting that AMWEE-2 (probably Zbynek Samonil) "noted unusual antenna atop SMOOTHER Embassy which not television camera and too large for normal receiver needs...It (is) AMWEE-2's personal opinion he fooled AMFAUNA-14 into believing he insignificant cut-out and servant of AMWEE-4..."

104-10075-10016: DIRECTOR CABLE RE LACK OF ARRANGEMENTS WITH BRITISH.

12/5/63 cable DIR 87115 from SAS/MOB to JMWAVE: "(In) view (of) lack of firm arrangements with SMOOTHERS must stay minimum ten miles from SMOOTHERS territory." Handwritten marginalia identifies SMOOTHERS as British.

Contributors:
David Boylan

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