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Pseudonym: Nelander, Robert

Definition:
Unknown identity. In a meeting with AMHINT-2 in August of 1962, Robert Q. Nelander represented the students/AMBARBS, Stanley R. Zamka (David S. Morales) the military/AMHINTS and Harold R. Noemayr (Ross Crozier) on behalf of the politicians/AMSPELL. Nelander also used the aliases "Jesse Davega" and "Roosevelt."
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Unknown
Discussion:
A cable in November of 1962 was originated by Nelander and Caponong, both belonging to the PW branch at JMWAVE. In addition, a cable in December, 1962, stated that Walter D. Newby (George E. Joannides) was introduced to AMHINT-53 (Luis Fernandez-Rocha) by Nelander. Also, a dispatch in February of 1963 mentioned that Nelander worked with William S. Wibalda (probably Robert Wall) to try and please AMCORE-2 (Luis Ernesto Conte Aguero).
Sources:

104-10171-10041: AMSPELL PROGRESS REPORT FOR AUGUST 1962

09/14/62: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Task Force W: Page 3: ..."b. AMBARBS: Robert Q. Nelander as 'Jesse Davega' meets: AMBARB-84 as regular operational contact. AMBARB-16 as occasional policy/admin contact. AMBARB-53 as occasional policy/admin contact. AMHINT-2 as an emergency AMBARB contact. Pedro Ynterian Garcia as emergency AMBARB contact....When AMHINT-2 finally returned, a meeting was held with him on 17 August. Zamka, Noemayr, and Nelander represented the AMHINTS, AMSPELL and the AMBARBS, respectively, and during a two-hour session, discussed the points set forth in the AMSPELL memorandum, and much of the JMWAVE control problem with AMSPELL. In retrospect, the meeting could not be considered a success. AMHINT-2 was adamant in retaining control of AMBARB funding of at least one official delegate in each country..." - - Page 4: ..."It was obvious that the JMWAVE/KUBARK (CIA) control relationship with AMSPELL must be submitted to a profound and firm reappraisal. This was done under the supervision of Reuteman (Note: Pseudonym used by Ted Shackley) and through a series of conferences with Trouchard (Note: Pseudonym used by William M. Kent), Zamka, Noemayr and Nelander. The results were reported to Headquarters by Reuteman in WAVE-7899 on 30 August 1962. In short, this Reference reviews the AMSPELL independent course of action, consequent liability KUBARK, framework of the JMWAVE relationship with AMSPELL and present commitments, and pointed out that the ultimate test of the control issue would be the severance of AMSPELL support funds. Headquarters comments and concurrence were requested but during the first week in September, this problem was treated during a series of conversations between the Chief of Station and the Chief of Task Force. A final decision is pending at the date of this writing."

104-10236-10278: REF A CHARGE THAT AMBUD REP HARBORS BATISTA SYMPATHIES

11/15/62: Cable from JMWAVE to Director (Orig: PW/Nelander-Caponong): Slugline GYROSE KUWOLF AMBUD: ..."2. FYI AMBARB difficulty in getting along with AMBUD reps and other anti-Castro elements branded Batistiano by AMSPELL, stemming from youthful dogmatism AMSPELL leadership, is one facet KUBARK/AMSPELL relationship which has contributed to creation impasse in our dealings. Will advise outcome efforts resolve present impasse..."

104-10170-10016: CABLE RE WALTER D. NEWBY INTRODUCED AS REP TO HANDLE AMSPELL AFFAIRS.

12/07/62: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: "Pursuant to recent Reuteman discussions at HQs Walter D. Newby (Note: Pseudonym for George E. Joannides) was introduced by Nelander to AMHINT-53 Dec 4 as new KUBARK (CIA) representative who would handle AMSPELL affairs. Newby explained proceeding ZRMETAL (Washington, D.C.) arrange personal affairs would resume contacts AMSPELL week Dec 10."

104-10166-10085: DISPATCH: AMCORE-2 PROGRESS REPORT FOR JANUARY 1963

02/18/63: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 2: ..."7. The JMWAVE case officer, Robert Q. Nelander (alias 'Roosevelt') has had several, though infrequent, phone conversations with Subject. These have always been marked by great warmth on Subject's part; and through Wibalda we have encouraged Subject to believe that his activities and endeavors received the personal attention of a high official, 'Roosevelt', who admires Subject's literary efforts. We have exercised extreme care in coordinating these infrequent conversations with the tactics employed by Wibalda in dealing with Subject, so that 'Roosevelt' may be held in reserve to support Wibalda by telephone when difficulties arise. For example, a call from 'Roosevelt' was recently helpful in mollifying Subject's feelings about Wibalda's objections to pictures of Subject and GPIDEAL (President Kennedy) on the cover of Identity; 'Roosevelt' commended Subject for his 'good judgement' in 'offering' to remove the picture. In particular, 'Roosevelt' has been a helpful device in encouraging Subject to analyze and pass to Wibalda reports of disseminable value (see production, below)."

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Gavin McDonald

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