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Pseudonym: Monestier

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Definition:
Unknown identity. Sylvia B. Monestier was a Psychological Warfare (PW) officer at JMWAVE from at least 1965 to 1967.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
Monestier's handwritten name appeared above Philip Elmard's (probably John Dimmer), Chief of Station (COS), JMWAVE, in a dispatch in September of 1965.

Report Cover Sheets from JMWAVE on February 15, 1966 and June 6, 1966, cited Sylvia B. Monestier as a Reporting Officer, along with Henry J. Sloman (probably Tony Sforza).

In addition, in late December, 1966, Monestier wrote a memo on AMMOP which mentioned AMCRIB-1 (Jesus Angulo Clemente).

Monestier wrote a memorandum to COS, JMWAVE, on the DRE in early January of 1967.
Sources:

104-10226-10024: UNIDAD REVOLUTIONARIA (AMSCROLL)

09/10/65: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH (Info: C/FE; COS, Tokyo; COS, Mexico; COS, Caracas): Subject: TYPIC/AMWASP/AMSCROLL/Operational/AMSCROLL Report of AMWASP-1 Defection: "1. Subject report prepared by AMSCROLL (UR, also known as Unidad Revolucionaria) presents a roundup of preparatory activities and subsequent publicity of the AMWASP-1 (Gilberto R. Alemany) defection as sponsored by the AMSCROLL organization. Due to the number of MHSPAWN (cable indicator for covert action propaganda) assets which interplayed in the particular operation, the report is attached under separate cover No. 1 in true names and identities without reference to the MHSPAWN assets involved. 2. Under separate cover attachment No. 2 contains samples of written propaganda and an AMSCROLL mailing list. 3. Also forwarded under separate cover, attachment No. 3, are the Spanish and English tapes of the AMWASP/1 statement. Handwritten: Sylvia B. Monestier. Philip G. Elmard."

104-10170-10101: OPERATIONAL REVISION OF AMSPELL PROJECT

02/02/66: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH: ..."2...The Station, through principal agent Sherwood L. Overbey, has had a series of conversations with the AMSPELL (DRE) leadership and the result has been their acceptance of drastically reduced financial support, continuance of contact and willingness to respond to Station request for specific propaganda and political-action activities..." (handwritten: "Sylvia B. Monestier) Philip G. Elmard (probably John Dimmer)."

104-10192-10110: CIA FILE ON MDC FEB 66-MAR 67.

02/15/66: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman (probably Tony Sforza), Sylvia B. Monestier. Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell. Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard (probably John Dimmer): Source Crypt: AMOT-245. "SOURCE: AMOT-245 in DD-1768, 11 February 1966. Field Comment 2 was received from AMCRIB-10, orally, on 14 February."

104-10192-10105: FIELD INFORMATION REPORT: OFFER OF IGNACIO VALLADARES RODRIGUEZ TO FURNISH WEAPONS TO THE MDC AND THE AVBC

06/06/66: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman (probably Tony Sforza), Sylvia B. Monestier. Reports Officer: John C. Tarbell. Approving Officer: Philip G. Elmard (probably John Dimmer): Source Crypt: AMICE-33/AMOT-245: "TYPIC: Source: AMICE-33 and AMOT-245 in AMOT report DD-1870, 1 June 1966. AMICE-33 saw Ignacio Valladares on 27 May 1966, and AMOT-245 talked with him at the MDC office on 28 May. The information in field comment 3 is from JMWAVE files..."

104-10226-10024: UNIDAD REVOLUTIONARIA (AMSCROLL)

12/29/66: Memo from PW/Monestier to Chief of Station: Subject: TYPIC/OPERATIONAL/AMMOP - Progress Report 1 October - 31 December 1966: "A. OPERATIONAL HEADLIGHTS: 1. AMMOP maintained contact with party leaders throughout the hemisphere during the quarter. The majority of the correspondence was handled by AMCRIB/1 (Jesus Angulo Clemente), the leader of the youth wing, who was informed by the JUDCA secretary-general, both during his October visit and in subsequent correspondence, that the AMMOP youth wing was performing effective work and that a JUDCA study on AMMOP activities would be forthcoming. The JUDCA secretary-general favors the incorporation of the AMMOP youth sector into his organization. B. ADMINISTRATIVE...4. During the quarter, expenses totaled $2,075.77. This sum included monthly support to AMMOP, and salary and operational expenses of AMCRIB/1. This compares with a budget allocation of $3,750 for the reporting period."

104-10174-10069: CIA FILE ON (ASSET)

Circa 09/06/68: Dispatch (rest is unintelligible): Page 2: "nine years he served as the Paris-based correspondent for several Brazilian publications. He was recruited in 1959 and has successfully performed difficult operational tasks in (unintelligible) China, (unintelligible), Laos, Vietnam, Brazil and the USSR. WUINDIGO/1, who projects himself as a left wing correspondent, is the representative of Italian, Swiss and Canadian publications and is currently in contact with a number of U.N. representatives. He is available for temporary foreign assignments and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, German, French and English. WUINDIGO/1 is a reliable, productive intelligence agent who is skilled in eliciting information and in spotting and assessing targets of interest. C. ALABDUCT/1 (note: probably Brazilian asset) (Identity C) is now second in command of the ministry mentioned in Reference A...4. It (unintelligible) that Tichborn and WUINDIGO/1 would be the most desirable candidates." Sylvia B. Monestier. - - - Page 27: Under Separate Cover Attachment To: (Unintelligible)-7409: 6 September 1968: "Identities: A. Henry P. Lopez." B and C are both redacted.

180-10142-10246: DIRECTARIO REVOLUCIONARIO ESTUDIANTIAL (DRE)

11/27/78: HSCA document: Draft by Betsy Palmer: Titled: Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil (DRE): Page 6: ..."Although the DRE continued its relationship with the CIA until the end of 1966 (CIA/DDO, DRE Volume IV, Memo to CS from PW/Monestier, 1/3/67), the group's activities, like those of other anti-Castro organizations, declined in intensity and effectiveness."

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