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Pseudonym: Kraus, Peter

Definition:
Unknown identity. Peter J. Kraus was a Mexico City case officer in October of 1966 who used Kraus, or the war name of "Pepe", as an alias when meeting Doctor Amaro Alvarez Tormo (LISASSY-1).
Category:
alias
Status:
Unknown
Sources:

104-10163-10123: CIA DOCUMENTS ON MANUEL ARTIME.

10/26/66: Cable from Mexico City to Director: Slugline KAPOK TYPIC AMBIDDY: "1. Mexico City case officer using alias Peter J. Klaus or 'Pepe' as war name met with Doctor Amaro (Alvarez) Tormo on 26 and 22 Oct. First meeting surveilled by LIEMBRACE (note: A Mexico City-based surveillance project, under the umbrella LIPSTICK project. LIEMBRACE included a surveillance team, a radio repairman, and a phototruck team) team and no hostile elements noted in area. LIEMBRACE coverage continued through 21 Oct then dropped...8. Case officer opinion, Alvarez is highly intelligent, clandestine and secure individual who fully capable playing against CUIS...9. Request HQs and JMWAVE background info available on Alvarez and prior status with WOFACT (CIA). Request assign Alvarez cryptonym..."

104-10163-10087: CIA FILE ON BUESA, MANUEL ARTIME.

10/26/66: Cable from Director to Mexico City (Info: JMWAVE, Managua) (Orig: B. Carew, WH/C/CICS): Slugline TYPIC LISASSY: "1. Subject 201-300923, principal ref case, assigned LISASSY/1. 2. Believe salient points raised by preliminary HQs analysis to be kept in mind during handling case are: A. Fact he has relatives Cuba. B. Claims contacts with other WOFACT (CIA) station case officers (HNMA-3667). 3. LISASSY-1 in secret writing contact (handwritten: ? how?) with AMBIDDY (Manuel Artime Buesa), and although headquarters has not seen messages, believe he has informed AMBIDDY about case..." Releasing Officer: Earl Williamson for William V. Broe, C/WHD. Coordinating Officers: C/WH/C/CICS: H. Mahoney. C/WH/C/C: (REDACTION). C/WH/C/CA/PA: (Signature). C/WH/C/MO (Signature). C/WH/C/FI: (Signature). WH/1 - J. Stewart (draft). WH/2: Edwards (phone). Authenticating Officer: Earl Williamson for Thomas J. Flores, C/WH/C.

Contributors:
Gavin McDonald

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