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Pseudonym: Lyack, Arnold

Definition:
He could be the first CABEZONE chief - George McManus (see CABEZONE). According to a memo in December of 1961, Arnold J. Lyack was Chief, CABEZONE (Defector Reception Center - DRC - in Frankfurt). .
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

104-10181-10073: UNABLE THUS FAR FIND ANY EVIDENCE SLOBODA HAD ANY CONTACT KUBARKERS

09/03/60: Cable from Frankfurt to Director: Slugline CART PBRAMPART CABEZONE: REF DIR 48082 (OUT 64181)*: "1. Unable thus far find any evidence (Vladimir) Sloboda had any contact KUBARKers (CIA). 2. Capt Jack Manning ODIBEX (U.S. Army) rep SES informed Lyack 2 September he knew Sloboda well as member his section 525 MI Group Fort Meade in 1958. Says S. had access then to considerable personality info ODIBEX intel. S. visited Manning SES offices late last winter to borrow fifty dollars which later repaid. Visit lasted 20 minutes during which safes locked and no classified material exposed. Manning says S. knows generally purpose of CABEZONE (Defector Reception Center - DRC - in Frankfurt) and SES out not Manning's functions. According CABEZONE records this only visit S. to CABEZONE. 3. No KUBARKers in CABEZONE had dealings any nature with S. One KUBARKer thought he had heard member ODIBEX detachment CABEZONE say just after defection that S. had occasionally assisted them in some way but unable now identify speaker or otherwise verify this statement. Assume such impression could have been gained from S. visit to Manning para 2 above. 4. Alias Loring says he known to S. in capacity of UPHILL (West German Foreign Intelligence Service - BND) liaison Camp King but not as UPHILL liaison CABEZONE. 5. MKTOPAZ (CIA Technical Services Division) liaison to Camp King had no dealings with S. 6. Will report any additional items but tentatively conclude S. had no intimate knowledge KUBARK. 7. Request identity army type and full report all his statements to assist investigation here. C/S Comment: *HQs requested estimate SUBJ's knowledge KUBARK activities and personnel."

104-10169-10139: HANDLING AT GERMAN STATION 16 & 17 DECEMBER OF SOVIET DEFECTOR FROM RUSSIAN EMBASSY AT HELSINKI.

12/18/61: Memorandum for the record from Roger I. McKee: "...2. At approximately 0730 hours Saturday, 16 December, Arnold J. Lyack (Chief, CABEZONE) contacted me at my home and asked me to proceed immediately to the residence of Joel D. Bentham (Chief of Station). Upon arrival at Bentham's residence, Bentham and Lyack briefed me on the (REDACTION) cable which announced (REDACTION) intent to endeavor to fly subject and family 'black' from (REDACTION) to Frankfurt aboard the Air Attaché aircraft. Cable also requested Frankfurt to have an aircraft available to receive immediately subject and family and take off forthwith to the United States. Lyack also mentioned an IN cable from DIR which requested (REDACTION) to move family soonest to CABEZONE in Frankfurt for establishment of bona fides...Conrad V. Lapolla (Acting Chief, COS/KUSODA) was contacted and asked to come to the office immediately. Discussions were then held with Lyack and Carl T. Updill as to the availability of a KUDOVE (Clandestine services of CIA) case officer with Russian language capability to act as escort...13. Earlier in the day Lyack informed me that he had cleared out their Eschborn safe-house in case we should need it. I immediately tried to contact Lyack by phone but there was no answer. I then phoned Henry R. Garlingay (Deputy for Administrative Staff) and asked him to do for me the following things: a. Contact Stephen R. Lacklen (CABEZONE) and tell him we had an immediate need to house a family of three, plus two KUBARK (CIA) at Eschborn...b. Phone Bentham and tell him we would drop by his house later that evening to brief him on any developments. c. Phone Lyack and tell him we were using Eschborn..."

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