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Pseudonym: Dunbar, Jerome

Definition:
Jerome C. (or B) Dunbar was possibly a pseudonym for Albert Haney. John Prados believed that Albert Haney used the pseudo Jerome B. Dunbar.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Speculative
Discussion:
A telegram from CIA Director, Allen Dulles, in December of 1953 mentioned that Haney was a Special Deputy, WHD, who was in charge of Operation PBSUCCESS' headquarters at LINCOLN.
Sources:

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: Persons and Pseudonyms

Page XIX: "Persons and Pseudonyms...Dunbar, Jerome C. (pseudonym, identity not released).."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 78. 12/23/53-Telegram From Director of Central Intelligence Dulles to the Chiefs of Certain CIA Stations in Central America

12/23/53: Washington: "1. Effective this date all addressee Stations will constitute component elements of PBSUCCESS regional command with project headquarters at LINCOLN under Jerome C. Dunbar, Special Deputy, WHD for this project. 2. Hereafter until further notice subject Stations will devote top operational priority to this project receiving their guidance and instructions direct from LINCOLN. 3. Prior to 1 Jan 1954 all cables will be directed to Dir as heretofore with info LINCOLN (SLINC). 4. Effective 1 Jan all cables will be directed to LINCOLN info Dir. 5. Separate instructions to follow for revised pouching procedures..."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 94. 2/2/54-Telegram From Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida to the CIA Stations in Guatemala and [2 places not declassified]

02/02/54: "From Dunbar. 1. Desire to assure all concerned that recent exposé of alleged activities pertaining PBSUCCESS although unfortunate some respects fortunate in others. Further this incident has not affected PBSUCCESS objective any way aside from importance recognizing need for employment appropriate techniques throughout. Keynote must be positive thinking, determination, demonstration professionalism, balancing security with effectiveness, in order meet challenge which confronted. 2. I have just returned from HQS where above fully evidenced by all concerned. Ascham and Galbond particularly expressed confidence in ability all concerned to fulfill requirements PBSUCCESS..."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 181. 6/13/54-Dispatch From Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida to All PBSUCCESS Stations

06/13/54: Dispatch from Jerome Dunbar: SUBJECT: General—KUGOWN: Specific—Policy Guidance for Final Phase of PBSUCCESS: "1. We are forwarding herewith copy of our Policy Guidance which is a general outline of the KUGOWN effort desired in support of the final phase of PBSUCCESS which has just started. 2. In view of the continuous changes of the situation and the necessary flexibility of the KUGOWN effort in line with the progress of our KUHOOK action, our policy guidance had to be confined to a fairly general plan the implementation of which we must leave to you. 3. We shall supplement this general guidance by cable or dispatch, as the situation may warrant, but we expect you to take all possible steps for the implementation of this program without delay and without expecting separate directives for every single step from us. We reiterate, however, that all KUGOWN action must be coordinated with, and subordinated to, KUHOOK action on the spot. JCD..."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 265. 6/30/54-Telegram From the Central Intelligence Agency to Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida

06/30/54: Telegram from Ascham, Ordway and Whiting: "1. To Playdon, Dunbar, and all hands at LINC as well as all elements of PBSUCCESS complex: Heartiest congratulations upon outcome developments past forty-eight hours.4 A great victory has been won. This victory is the more notable by virtue of the extreme difficulties of the operation and the odds which were recognized to be against our chances of success from the outset. The energy and devotion of the personnel at LINC and the field Stations has been truly exceptional and has served as an inspiration and a challenge to all of us at hqs. 2. It is requested that LINC pass on the foregoing to all appropriate elements of PBSUCCESS field complex and at full strength. Hqs assumes LINC will have its own special messages to send to the field but desires to have hqs congratulations expressed as well. 3. Not necessary to repeat hqs congratulations to Guat and [place not declassified] because this done directly by refs. These messages were thus sent by hqs for special reason that JMBLUG and SKILLET key members team effort WSBURNT and WSHOOFS parts of operation and had their initial briefings and indoctrination from hqs. Accordingly it seemed appropriate hqs extend congratulations to them both as members of the true team effort and individually..."

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: 277. 7/9/54-Memorandum From Jerome Dunbar, Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida to the CIA Chief of Station in [place not declassified]

07/09/54: Memorandum from Jerome Dunbar to COS, Withheld: [place not declassified]. "[Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Job 79–01025A, Box 104, Folder 3. Secret; RYBAT. 4 pages of source text not declassified.]"

John Prados, Safe For Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA (2006)

Pages 110: ..."Frank Wisner had the task of selecting the field commander for Project Success. Once Roosevelt turned the job down, Wisner got Allen Dulles to recall the Korea station chief, former army colonel Albert Haney. Haney had set up CIA guerrilla units in Korea, and Guatemala was to have a paramilitary component...Briefed in late October, Haney accepted on the spot. A few weeks later he proceeded to Opa Locka, Florida, to begin setting up a forward base code-named Lincoln. Haney exercised general supervision over CIA chiefs in the nations surrounding Guatemala plus direct control of forces assembled for Success. He took the pseudonym 'Jerome B. Dunbar,' and at a certain point Allen Dulles ordered that all cable traffic be sent to Lincoln for Dunbar, rather than to headquarters to be repeated to Opa Locka..."

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