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Pseudonym: Peggins, Irving

Definition:
Irving N. Peggins was probably a pseudonym used by CIA operative William ("Rip") A. Robertson. Peggins was a case officer of the AMTRUNK project in 1963. Robertson also used the pseudonym Irving Cadick.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
The other case officer of AMTRUNK in 1963 was Hobart Vandeborn (probably Grayston L. Lynch). Also, a dispatch in March of 1968 stated that AMICE-14 (latterly AMSTALK-1) was recruited by Irving N. Peggins and Stanley R. Zamka (David Morales).
Sources:

104-10103-10348: CABLE RE MEETING WITH AMTRUNK-1.

02/19/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE AMTRUNK: "1. Meeting between Peggins and AMTRUNK-1 on 19 February produced FOLL info: (REDACTION) A. AMTRUNK-2 called AMTRUNK-1 from California 18 Feb. Said that AMTRUNK-3 (para 2, WAVE 4542) ready and eager join AMTRUNK op, no cover problems. B. AMTRUNK-2 and 3 mailing PHS's 19 February to AMTRUNK-1. C. Wife AMTRUNK-2 definitely intends return WAVE area if AMTRUNK-2 becomes involved this op. Wife not interested cover job in California. D. AMICE-14 and 27 submitting PHS's 20 February. E. AMTRUNK-1 made particular point that he personally convinced that none of AMTRUNK team presently controlled by any refugee political group. (Station continues have doubts on this point, particularly AMTRUNK-2 and 3 connections with Manolo Ray). 2. Will pouch PRQ's as soon as available. Station depending on HQs for FOLL support: A. Resolve cover problems on AMICE-27 and AMTRUNK-2. B. Instructor support from HQs for team training. 2. Station developing considerable info on AMTRUNK inside contacts thru AMLEO-3. Peggins will shortly debrief AMICE-27 further on these contacts. Results debriefing will be pouched as available. C/S Comment: *(IN 69051)."

104-10247-10340: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF PHS FORMS

02/20/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: "Transmitted herewith are PBS Forms on Miguel Diaz Isalgue and Nestor Moreno Lopez. These were picked up from AMTRUNK-1 on 20 February 1963. In accordance with discussions at Headquarters on 18 February between Irving N. Peggins and Willard R. Nauman, these forms are being sent as received in Spanish to expedite processing."

104-10103-10112: OPERATIONAL/[DELETION]/AMTRUNK - PROJECT AMTRUNK OPERATIONAL REVIEW

03/31/63: "The AMTRUNK team, consisting of AMICE-27, AMICE-14, AMTRUNK-2 and AMTRUNK-3 were safehoused on 4 March 1963 at 4 March 1963 at Safesite #164 on Plantation Key. Andrew S. Parmers, KUROAR instructor from Headquarters, was already at the training site when the team was brought there by the two case officers, Irving N. Peggins and Hobart J. Vandeborn. Parmers remained at the safesite until 16 March during which time he conducted training in clandestine methods and techniques. This training included security, cover and compartmentation, clandestine communications, agent spotting, selection, recruitment and management, and operational planning and reporting. The training included group discussion and participation in a series of appropriate operational situations, several problems, and daily physical training. During this two week period, either Peggins or Vandeborn visited the safesite every day, spending an average of two or three hours with the group in operational discussions and processing. During the week of 18 thru 23 March, both case officers spent a majority of the time with the group, debriefing them in detail on their operational contacts, working out operational details of their infiltration, and continuing their training on a informal basis. The week of 25 through 30 March was spent in PM-type training with emphasis on compass and map reading, including two night problems, and on weapons familiarization and firing..."

104-10247-10327: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF LCFLUTTER RESULTS - AMICE-14

04/01/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, KUSODA: Page 2: "Subject: AMICE-14: 27 March 1963: Subject was interviewed and tested on 6 March 1963 in a safe house in the Florida Keys. The interview was requested by Irving N. Peggins..."

104-10274-10433: DISPATCH: DISCUSSION WITH AMTRUNK ABOUT AMBANG

08/01/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: "1. On 18 July 1963, Irving N. Peggins met AMTRUNK-1 for a general operational discussion. During the course of conversation the subject got around to AMBANG-1, and AMTRUNK-1's relationship with AMBANG-1. AMTRUNK-1 said that he knew AMBANG-1 fairly well, but only in the same sense that he knew many exile leaders. He denied having any special relationship with AMBANG-1 or his political party, although he admitted to seeing AMBANG-1 frequently whenever the latter came to Miami. Peggins, begging ignorance, asked A-1 about past relationships between AMBANG-1 and CIA. A-1 said that AMBANG-1 was a strong personality and that in the past, since CIA had not been able to control him, it had opposed him. AMTRUNK-1 said that AMBANG-1 had mellowed in the past several years and that it was AMTRUNK-1's understanding that AMBANG-1 and CIA had patched up their differences. AMTRUNK-1 then said that AMBANG-1 recently returned from a trip to Europe where he was involved in a program to defect high level Cuban officials. A-1 implied that CIA might have a hand in this with AMBANG-1. 2. Recent information from AMTAUP-2 and AMOT-119 strengthens, rather than lessens, previous indications that AMTRUNK-1 and AMBANG-1 work very closely together and that AMTRUNK-1, despite his denials, is a strong supporter of AMBANG-1."

104-10103-10363: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL PROGRESS REPORT AMTRUNK TEAM, PERIOD 1-30 SEPT 1963

10/18/63, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: ..."As this article was creating considerable furor in ZRMETAL (Washington, D.C.), Irving N. Peggins escorted AMICE-27 on 5 September to ZRMETAL for further debriefings and operational discussions. Discussions with Headquarters personnel were held on 5 and 6 September...At the same time, Peggins and Willard R. Nauman from Headquarters returned to the WAVE area..."

104-10183-10381: CABLE- IN 19 NOV MEETING BETWEEN ANDREW K. REUTEMAN, PEGGINS AND AMICE-27, LATTER AGREED DEVOTE HIS EFFORTS TO ASSISTING IN STATION'S REBEL ARMY RADIO PROGRAM.

11/20/63, Cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline RYBAT TYPIC AMTRUNK: "1. In 19 Nov meeting between Andrew K. Reuteman, Peggins and AMICE-27, latter agreed devote his efforts to assisting in Station's Rebel Army radio program, with understanding that AMICE-14 to continue with clandestine ops and the two activities to be largely compartmented. 2. At end of meeting A-27 said that he had written letters to AMTRUNK-1 and AMCAPE-1 saying that Op Leonardo had terminated. Reuteman told A-27 from future security viewpoint this advantageous, and not to say anything further to these individuals. 3. A-27 turned over to Leon C. Fluteo 20 Nov although Station dubious that this solution durable, it now puts monkey on A-27's back and should ease any possible future termination."

104-10216-10148: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF OPERATIONAL PLAN FOR AMTRUNK VII

01/22/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, Special Affairs Staff: Page 10 (Page 1 of Damage Report for AMICE-14 and AMTRUNK-7): ..."C. KUBARK (CIA) Personnel Exposed to AMTRUNK-13: Irving N. Peggins as 'Joe Webster'".... - - Page 11: "F. CIA Personnel Exposed to AMAGREE-1: Irving N. Peggins as 'Joe Webster'...I. CIA Personnel Exposed to AMTRUNK-16: Irving N. Peggins as 'Joe'"...

104-10103-10110: ACTIVITIES OF JORGE VOLSKY

08/24/64, Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/SA: Page 23: ..."7. Volsky's Current Knowledge of JMWAVE Operational Activity: a. Volsky was in contact with JMWAVE for a period of ten months in 1963 (February through November) directly through COS, JMWAVE; Irving N. Peggins; and Stanley R. Zamka. AMICE-14 stated that AMICE-27 divulged the complete operational details of his infiltration ops to Volsky and Szulc..." Page 25:..."b. The following CIA staff employees were in contact with AMICE-27 and are therefore considered known to Volsky: Andrew K. Reuteman as Tad Brickham, Willard R. Nauman as Al Rodemeyer, Stanley R. Zamka as Dr. Manuel Mendez, Irving N. Peggins as Joe Webster, Hobart J. Vandeborn as Tom Mesard..."

104-10185-10159: LICOOKY/50-6-129/1/DEVELOPMENT AND PLANS

07/19/66, Dispatch from Chief, WH Division to COS, Mexico City: Subject: Termination of Project LICOOKY: "During the TDY of Robert L. Easby just prior to his going on home leave, Easby wrote the termination of Project LICOOKY. The project was formally terminated by WH Division on 16 July 1966. Irving N. Peggins."

104-10225-10009: CIA FILE ON ( )SHELL-5.

03/08/68: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Chief, WH Division: Subject: TYPIC/Operational Termination of AMSTALK-1: Page 2: "Agent Service Record: 201-307337. 1. Agent's cryptonym or pseudonym: AMSTALK-1 (formerly AMICE-14). 2. Project identification: AMTRUNK, AMSCAR. 3. Agent recruited by: Irving N. Peggins, Stanley R. Zamka. 4. Capacity in which agent served: Team member, Team Leader of Special Operations infiltration team. Later P/A other operational teams...7. Agent dismissed by: Leland H. Cobfield..."

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