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Pseudonym: Philbrook, Kenneth

Definition:
DC/WH/SA Bruce Cheever. In 1964, Kenneth H. Philbrook signed documents under or as the Deputy Chief, WH (Special Affairs). CIA officers Samuel Halpern, Henry D. Hecksher and Bruce B. Cheever feature prominently in documents that carry Philbrook's name.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
In June of 1968, Philbrook was probably the Chief of Station of a withheld country.
Sources:

104-10228-10109: CABLE: AFTER DISCUSSION WITH PRESLAND, PHILBROOK ADVISED

11/05/62: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: S. Halpern, Unit: TFW/Exec): "After discussion with Presland, Philbrook advised Mr. Hurwitch 3 November that if AMBUD can pay for effort out of its present allotment without an increase in funds from KUBARK (CIA), then HQs has no objection. Pleas advise Passavoy of above and have him so advise AMBUD-1." Releasing Officer: William K. Harvey, C/TFW. Authenticating Officer: Samuel Halpern, TFW/Exec.

104-10077-10269: CABLE: BRIEFLY SUMMARIZE REASONING FOR NOT DOING JOB WITH MORTARS

12/05/63: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: Bruce B. Cheever, Unit: AC/SAS): Slugline RYBAT TYPIC YOBITE CUSHION: "Per Philbrook/Reuteman telecon request answer soonest. 1. Briefly summarize reasoning for not doing job with mortars. My assumption is too much flash, difficulty of targeting due to terrain plus it area weapon. Advise. 2. What is weight of flatter charges? Would increasing size and weight insure better chance success?" Releasing Officer: Bruce B. Cheever, AC/SAS. Authenticating Officer: Bruce B. Cheever, AC/SAS. - - - 12/06/63: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Orig: Bruce B. Cheever, Unit: AC/SAS): "Reuteman from Philbrook: 1. With the exception of CONTACT and CUSHION, December operations cited in ref approved. Approval for CARAMEL not requested. 2. Decision on CONTACT and CUSHION deferred until next week probably 12 Dec when further discussion will be held. 3. For Reuteman info only, major top level Cuban/Caribbean policy review scheduled early next week which should provide basis for decision para 2 above." Releasing Officer: Bruce B. Cheever, AC/SAS. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=40955&search=104-10077-10316#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10185-10201: DISPATCH: TRANSMITTAL OF SUBJECT REFERENCE LETTERS FOR MAILING IN MONTERREY

01/01/64: Dispatch from Deputy Chief, WH (SA) to Chief of Base, Monterrey: This memo makes it clear that this Deputy Chief, WH (SA) is Kenneth Philbrook. "Transmitted herewith are two letters from Subject of Reference for mailing in Monterrey as established in previous correspondence. The continued expeditious forwarding to Headquarters of return correspondence will be appreciated." Handwritten note: "Chester R. Mendrick for" Kenneth H. Philbrook. Originating Officer: B. Hidalgo, Office: WH/SA/CI. Coordinating Officer: (Signature), Office Symbol: WH/SA/CI. (REDACTION), WH/SA/EOB. (Signature), DC/WH/SA. (Unintelligible), WH/1.

104-10185-10227: DISPATCH: AMMUG/1-MONEY HELD BY SMABOVE.

01/01/64: Dispatch from Deputy Chief, WH/SA to COS, Ottawa: Names of Kenneth H. Philbrook and Stewart F. Rolnick: Originating Officer: Harold F. Swenson, Office: WH/SA/CI.

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

04/03/64: Dispatch from Deputy Chief, WH (Special Affairs) to COS, JMWAVE: Subject: TYPIC/AMWORLD - Training by JMWAVE of AMBIDDY-1 and AMJAVA-4: "1. In the opinion of James D. Zaboth (Note: Carl E. Jenkins) the training presented to AMWORLD's principal agents was of great value to the project. Project management and operational planning were very effectively highlighted. 2. Proof of the pudding was in the plan presented by AMBIDDY-1 and AMJAVA-4 on 28 March in Miami, which envisions a raid on PBRUMEN (Cuba) about mid-April. The good results of the JMWAVE training sessions were readily apparent in the quality of this plan. 3. We appreciate the time and effort expended by JMWAVE on these training sessions and wish to record our impression that they were successful and highly professional. Kenneth L. Philbrook." Originating Officer: Carl E. Jenkins, Office: WH/SA/SO/HH. Coordinating Officer: Henry D. Hecksher, Office Symbol: WH/SA/SO/HH. Releasing Officer: Henry D. Hecksher, AC/WH/SA.

104-10162-10341: TYPIC/AMWORLD-SANTIAGO ALVAREZ RODRIGUEZ

05/08/64: Dispatch from COS, JMWAVE to Deputy Chief, WH/Special Affairs: "1. According to AMBIDDY-1 (DOI 2 May), Subject, his son (Santiago Alvarez Fernandez) and one mechanic have definitely joined AMWORLD. 2. AMBIDDY-1 intends to use Subject as Swift captain and the other two as Swift crewmen. It was suggested to AMBIDDY-1 that arrangements could be made to have these individuals receive a Swift familiarization course similar to that given to Ricardo Chavez. 3. AMBIDDY-1 was advised that we have been informed that Alvarez is joining AMWORLD because he feels AMBIDDY-1 has the only organization which presently possesses the resources to combat AMTHUG and not because of any ideological reasons. 4. AMBIDDY-1 was cautioned to accept Alvarez as just another individual joining AMWORLD and not as the merger of two exile groups. Kenneth H. Philbrook."

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

06/22/64: Dispatch from Deputy Chief, WH (Special Affairs): Subject: AMWORLD - Possible Basis for Entente between AMBIDDY-1 and Sambora: Kenneth Philbrook at bottom. Originating Officer: R. Hernandez.

104-10163-10041: ARTIME BUESA, MANUAL (VOL XII).

06/29/64: Dispatch from Deputy Chief, WH (Special Affairs) to COS, JMWAVE: Subject: TYPIC/AMWORLD - Identity: Kenneth H. Philbrook at bottom of page. WH/SA/SO/HH H. D. Hecksher.

104-10215-10154: DISPATCH: JUAN F. BLANCO FERNANDEZ/POA REINSTATEMENT

07/08/64: Dispatch from DC/WH/SA to COS, JMWAVE: "The POA for Subject was reinstated on 26 June 1964. Kenneth H. Philbrook." Originating Officer: (REDACTION), Office: WH/SA/IOS. Coordinating Officer: J. Moughan, Office Symbol: WH/SA/IOS. A. Maloney, WH/SA/MOB. R. A. Ortman, WH/SA/INT. Releasing Officer: Bruce B. Cheever. DC/WH/SA. Also see104-10161-10443, p. 15 - Cheever is DC/WH/SA.

104-10308-10318: ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET , ATTACHED DISPATCH ,TYPIC ODENVY REPORT

10/12/64: Dispatch from DC/WH/SA to COS, JMWAVE: Subject: TYPIC/ODENVY REPORT: "1. ODENVY (FBI) has urgently requested that the following report believed to have been passed to ODENVY by WAVE in early December 1963, be declassified for release to public by the Warren Commission - On December 7, 1963, NY T-2 advised the Miami Office of ODENVY that on December 6, 1963, NY T-2 had received information from a Western diplomat alleging that the assassination of President Kennedy was the result of a plot prepared and executed jointly by the Chinese Communists and Fidel Castro through intermediaries. It was indicated that the diplomat obtained his information from an unidentified source described by the diplomat as very good. It was alleged that one FNU/Saavedra, an alleged close friend of Celia Sanchez, who is the secretary of Fidel Castro, had uttered indiscretions in Cuba which pointed to the complicity of the Chinese Communists and Castro in the assassination. It was also alleged that intermediaries in the plot located in Dallas, Texas were Ramon B. Cortes, identified as half-Mexican and half-American, and FNU/Fernandez Feito, identified as a Cuban. It was reported that these men were financed through an unidentified bank at 14 Wall Street, New York City. 2. Please cable your reaction to release. It at all possible, please give your approval. 3. For Headquarters use only, not for release. Also cable identity of source." Kenneth H. Philbrook. Originating Officer: Gonzalez, Office: WH/SA/MOB. Coordinating Officer: Cini, Office Symbol: WH/SA/MOB. Releasing Officer: Halpern, DC/WH/SA.

104-10057-10303: REPORT ON MARINA AND LEE HARVEY OSWALD

06/05/68: Dispatch from Chief of Station, Withheld to Chief, SB: Subject: AEMAKEUP: "Attached are three reports, as explained in para 2 of Reference, on the following topics: Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald. Soviet Defectors (Handwritten note: Klimov (aka Golitsyn) Kaznacheyev (sp). Travellers Checks (Addendum). (Signature) Kenneth H. Philbrook."

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