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Cryptonym: TYPIC

Definition:
Routing indicator for Cuban operations.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

Bill Simpich, State Secret, Chapter 5: http://maryferrell.org/pages/State_Secret_Chapter5.html

All of Mexico City’s references to the Oswald case would use the LCIMPROVE indicator of an operation designed to counter the Soviets, rather than the TYPIC indicator that would refer to Cuban operations.

104-10276-10242: CABLE: MANUEL VEGA PEREZ, CUBAN G-2 MEXI RTND MEXI FROM HAVA

2/13/63 cable from Mexico City to Director: Chief of Station comment: "Action unit determined as though indicator TYPIC used."

104-10194-10002: CIA FILE ON HAROLD F. SWENSON OP FILE.

A CIA Office of Personnel file states that Harold Francis Swenson served as the "Senior TYPIC Representative in Europe." It further states, "During this period he (Swenson) has...participated in operations involving some 30 assets, many of them resident agents in PBRUMEN (Cuba)." This would support that TYPIC is a reference to the Agency's Cuban activities in which Swenson managed several Cuban routed sources.

104-10163-10450 :DISPATCH: INTEL/TYPIC PROGRESS REPORT FOR JUNE 1963

An intelligence report for the summer of nineteen sixty-three is titled under the "Intel/Typic" heading and it is accompanied by a list of sources with cryptonyms. All the sources listed have their identities redacted but each of the sources offers information only regarding Cuba.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich • Carmine Savastano

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