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Pseudonym: Drapkin, Perry

Unknown identity. Perry G. Drapkin's name was included in a series of dispatches from Chief of Station (COS), Caracas, on AMCLEVE-15 (Luis Posada Carriles), in 1968 and 1969.
A dispatch in October of 1976 on the termination of WKSCARLET-3 (Luis Posada Carriles) from Frederick C. Bradspies mentioned that Drapkin recruited WKSCARLET-3.

104-10178-10000: POSADA, LUIS CLEMENTE

08/20/68: Dispatch from COS, Caracas to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: AMCLEVE-15 MOC and Security Clearance: "1. Attached are four copies of Subject's MOC. 2. As the desk is aware, the last word from Headquarters was that AMCLEVE-15 (Luis Posada Carriles) was to be treated as a 'hostile' and that full clearance was being withheld pending his SGSWIRL. He has now been SGSWIRLed, and to the Station's knowledge, the test was favorable although an official Headquarters report has not been received. A PRQ Part I was submitted on Subject on 29 May 1968. Therefore, it would be appreciated if desk would contact the appropriate Headquarters officials and advise the Station of AMCLEVE-15's official status. We assume that he will be fully cleared and that a POA will be issued followed by an OA after the Station submits PRQ Part II. 3. Headquarters recently inquired as to Station thoughts on including AMCLEVE-15 in the CIFLUTE Project rather than making AMCLEVE a separate project. The Station is completely in accord with this idea although it will probably necessitate funds being shifted from CIGUSTY to CIFLUTE. However, a separate dispatch will be prepared on this subject. 4. The Station realizes that AMCLEVE-15's clearance has been a thorny problem to the desk and hopes that we can now clear it up once and for all. (Signature) Perry G. Drapkin." - - - 2022 release, page 302: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10178-10000.pdf

104-10178-10000: POSADA, LUIS CLEMENTE

10/21/68: Dispatch from COS, Caracas to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division: Subject: AMCLEVE-15/Foreign Language Outline: "1. The attached outline was taken from a confessed guerrilla, recently arrested by CIRASH (Venezuelan police agency DIGEPOL, which was transformed into the intelligence organization DISIP in 1969) in the city of Barquisimeto, Venezuela. When interrogated by AMCLEVE-15 (Luis Posada Carriles) and others, the arrestee said he did not know where the outline came from; what language it was in; and, in fact, said it did not belong to him. 2. Various Station officers and assets have studied the outline, and the consensus or opinion is that it is probably Turkish or a middle-eastern language. 3. It is requested that Headquarters contact the appropriate offices in an attempt to ascertain what language the outline is written in, together with a translation of its contents. Although Station personnel contacted felt it unlikely, the possibility exists that the outline is in code. (Signature) Perry G. Drapkin." - - - 2022 release, page 291: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10178-10000.pdf

104-10178-10000: POSADA, LUIS CLEMENTE

01/02/69: Dispatch from COS, Caracas to Chief, Western Hemisphere Division (Info: Chief, Contracts Branch; Chief, WH/WSHEADSET): Subject: AMCLEVE-15: "Attached are four copies of an amendment to Subject's MOC reflecting a raise in salary from Bs. 1,000 to Bs. 1,500 per month. Station feels that AMCLEVE-15's (Luis Posada Carriles) operational activities and intelligence disseminations over the past six months more than justify this modest raise in salary. (Signature) Perry G. Drapkin." - - - 2022 release, page 287: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10178-10000.pdf

104-10178-10002: POSADA, LUIS CLEMENTE.

10/14/76: Dispatch from COS, Caracas to Chief, LA Division: Subject: WKMAYOR/WKSCARLET - Termination of WKSCARLET-3: "Forwarded herewith is an agent service record for WKSCARLET-3 (Luis Posada Carriles) who was amicably terminated on 13 February 1976. Forwarded as a separate cover attachment is the termination secrecy oath executed by WKSCARLET-3 at the time of termination. (Signature) Frederick C. Bradspies." - - - Page 74: "AGENT SERVICE RECORD: 1. Agent: WKSCARLET-3. 2. Project: WKMAYOR. 3. Agent Recruited By: Perry G. Drapkin. Date: 2 February 1968. 4. Capacity in Which Agent Served: Penetration of WKSCARLET...7. Agent Dismissed By: Frederick C. Bradspies. Date: 13 February 1976. 8. Reason for Dismissal: Loss of access of interest..." - - - 2022 release, pages 73-74: https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2022/104-10178-10002.pdf

Gavin McDonald

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