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Cryptonym: WUBONBON

Definition:
Book publishing project - one of the Domestic Operations Division propaganda programs supervised by E. Howard Hunt.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
As of 7/1/62, Hunt was reassigned to DDP/DODS, Facilities Branch, Research and Publications Section, Washington D.C. He was an ops officer. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=49402&relPageId=13 As of 2/1/63, checks on Hunt came up negative with FBI, CSC, police and credit. A polygraph was recommended. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=49402#relPageId=16&tab=page On 2/18/63 the suggestion to poly Hunt was rejected. maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=49402#relPageId=20&tab=page As of 1/1/65, Hunt was the chief of covert activities for DODS, which he described as a dead-end job. http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=49403&relPageId=3
Sources:

104-10138-10314: FITNESS REPORT FOR EVERETT HOWARD HUNT

March 63-March 64 fitness report describes Hunt as the project officer for WUBONBON and WUHUSTLER. It also states that he supervises all division propaganda programs. Same duties during 3/62-3/63 period: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=49403#relPageId=6&tab=page

180-10143-10076: REVIEW OF OFFICE OF SECURITY FILES ON E. HOWARD HUNT

In May 64, Hunt helped Buckley write a review of David Wise's book on the CIA, The Invisible Government. In passing, Buckley mentions that he was a staff agent for Hunt in Mexico City between 1950-51.

180-10141-10207

Folder 25 is identified as the "crypt" for a book publishing project. Three pages earlier, it can be seen that the redacted crypt for Folder 25 is WUBONBON.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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