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Cryptonym: ZRTORCH

Definition:
Communications between CIA officers and defectors or potential defectors.
Status:
Probable
Sources:

104-10169-10324: CABLE- CLASTONBURY TALKED RIS OFFICER KLIMOV CONSULAR CORP DINNER 7 SEPT AND HAD LUNCH WITH HIM ON 8 SEPT

9/14/61: ZRTORCH slugline. Discussions between CIA officer "Clastonbury" and Klimov/Golitsyn/AELADLE prior to his defection. Klimov offers his opinions about future actions by the Soviets and the East Germans. Chief of Station writes: "Requested weekly brief ZRTORCH activities."

104-10169-10327: CABLE- SOVIET VICE CONSUL KLIMOV MET CLASTONBURY FOR FIRST TIME AT COUNSULAR CORPS FUNCTION ON 9 AUGUST AND INVITED LATTER TO LUNCH

August 1961: ZRTORCH slugline. First meeting between Clastonbury and Klimov. Similar discussion to that described above. A duplicate copy with notes: http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=23735#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10169-10121: DISPATCH: CPS/FUTURE PLANNING RE AELADLE

9/21/62: ZRTORCH and LCIMPROVE in slugline. Postponement of debriefing of AELADLE permits Chief of Station, Germany to ask Chief of EE "a few questions" about AELADLE.

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Bill Simpich

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