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Pseudonym: Short, Stannard K.

Definition:
Seymour Bolten. Described as the head of covert action branch, PP and psychological warfare branch during MONGOOSE in 1962 by Sam Halpern.
Category:
pseudonym
Status:
Probable
Discussion:
John Newman in Countdown to Darkness, p. 150, notes that Short and Phillips had a pattern of "switching jobs".
Sources:

104-10086-10395: COPY 3 OF A DUPLICATE FILE ENTITLED "GOODPASTURE."

Stannard K. Short was the chief of the Covert Action division in Mexico City from 12/56 to 9/61. He was succeeded by David A. Phillips, who assumed this role from 9/61 to 3/64.

104-10167-10446: MEMORANDUM FOR WH/4/FINANCE OVERDUE ACCOUNTS.

1/5/62, Margaret Forsythe, on behalf of C/WH/4/PA-Prop Stannard Short, wrote that Vidal was considered a security risk, an opportunist associating with people with whom CIA wanted no contact. "(Back in July 1960, Vidal) with two aides (traveled to US) to assume the post of Navy chief in FRD directorate...one of these individuals is described as needing only the slightest excuse to make public statements embarrassing and harmful to (CIA) interests..."

104-10166-10338: MEMO: RADIO FREE CUBA

2/1/62 memo by C/WH/4/PA-PROP Stannard K. Short about his call from Sam Halpern on 1/23/62 asking about the backers of Radio Free Cuba.

104-10171-10046: JULIO HERNANDEZ

4/9/62 dispatch, slugline "Operational/GYROSE/KUCAGE Julio Hernandez" from Chief, Task Force W to Chief, JMWAVE. The above "April Progresss Report" is described in this document: "a report of interview with Subject (Julio Hernandez) by a representative of KUJUMP in Washington, DC. Since subject is associated with the DRE and is associated with a "Mr. Rodgers", this will be of particular interest to NOEMAYR." The originating officer is TFW/PA-PROP Gabe Lowe, the Coordinating officer is C/TFW/PA-PROP S.K. Short, the Releasing officer is William Harvey.

104-10226-10097 CABLE RE: IN 4 JUNE 1962 TELECOM WITH MICHAEL MALONE, KUBAR CONTACT

6/5/62 memo from C.W. Matt to WAVE: "(Michael Malone) put AMDENIM-1 on the line to discuss UR joining CRC." Both sides wanted to try to work it out. C/TFW/PA-PROP identified as Bolten.

104-10232-10253: PASSAVOY CONVERSATION WITH GENERAL MAXWELL TAYLOR ON 29 JUNE 1962

6/30/62, C/TFW/PA-PROP Seymour Bolten Memorandum for the Record: "At PASSAVOY's request, Mr. (William) Harvey arranged through Mr. Tom Parrott for PASSAVOY to call upon General Maxwell Taylor for a discussion of the former's views on AMBUD and the Cuban exile community in general...(PASSAVOY) did advise General Taylor that he had been asked by Mr. Harvey to sound out AMBUD-1 on certain individuals such as Manuel RAY, BETANCOURT, and others and the MRP in general."

104-10229-10120: FYI ONLY, REF REFERRED TO STATE WHICH INTERPOSED

8/18/62 cable sent by C/TFW/PA-PROP Seymour Bolten to JMWAVE, in response to WAVE report that "AMBUD-1 preparing declaration for press and radio on significance of Soviet troop landings to be broadcast 19 August. WAVE asks if there are any objections to this action." Bolten responded: "FYI only, (matter) referred to (State Dept) which interposed no objection but wishes (to) make it clear that this does not constitute 'concurrence'..."

104-10171-10004: DRE MAP OF COMMUNIST INSTALLATIONS IN CUBA

1/15/63 dispatch by Gabe Lowe to Chief of Station, JMWAVE, asking if the DRE had proven there are African military forces in Cuba, with C/TFW/PA-Prop Bolten listed as a coordinating officer and William Harvey listed as releasing officer.

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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