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Cryptonym: WOVIEW

Definition:
CIA's Covert Action Staff.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

104-10335-10001: Memo from AARB Executive Director to CIA Historical Group Director, May 30, 1995

This document was sent by Assassinations Records and Review Board Executive Director David Harwell to the Director of the CIA Historical Review Group John Pereira. It offers a list of Agency cryptonyms and pseudonyms and requests officials to provide the corresponding true names or a general description of the type intelligence relationship the related person, group, or location had with official projects. The document states that WOVIEW is the CIA's Covert Action Staff. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10335-10001.pdf

104-10404-10376: DISPATCH + WRITINGS: COUNTERING CRITICISM OF THE WARREN REPORT

This file is a collection of documents and press articles that sought to counter the public criticism targeting the President's (Warren) Commission investigation. Marginalia on opening page reveals that the author of the document is Ned Bennett, the Chief of WOVIEW aka the Agency's Covert Action Staff.

Contributors:
Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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