CIA Cryptonyms: PB

The CIA cryptonyms on this page show those which are begin with the two-letter bigram PB. Bigrams are used to group cryptonyms into sets related to a particular category, based on characteristics such as geographic location (AM => Cuba) or other methods of grouping (KU => organizations of the CIA itself).

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PB

PBRelated to entire countries, or possibly countries in North America or Western Hemisphere. [status: Speculative]
PBBANDThe declassified CIA Files on Nazi and Japanese Imperial Government war crimes stated that PBBAND was the cable indictor for CIA Office of Current Intelligence (OCI) material.
PBCHORDPBCHORD was the cryptonym for the Munich Office of the American Committee for the Liberation of Peoples of Russia (AMCOMLIB), which was a part of Project QKACTIVE.
PBFORTUNEThe initial covert action program approved by Truman in 1952, designed to oust Jacob Arbenz and his government in Guatemala. Succeeded by PBSUCCESS in 1953-54.
PBGREGALEOperation using Clare Booth Luce and other socialites and personalities as contributors in a Latin American publication during 1958. [status: Probable]
PBGROVELAn Guatemalan operation - probably a funding source - using David Phillips in the early 1950s. [status: Unknown]
PBHASSOCKProbably an element within West German intelligence. PBHASSOCK was mentioned in a number of documents from at least February of 1957 to March of 1964. [status: Unknown]
PBHISTORY"Central Intelligence Agency project to gather and analyze documents from the Arbenz government in Guatemala that would incriminate Arbenz as a Communist."
PBIMPULSEA hot-mike telephone, used in Mexico City.
PBPRIMEUnited States of America.
PBRAMPARTPBRAMPART was the cryptonym for G-2 U.S. Army Europe (G-2 USAREUR) plan for staybehind in the former American zone.
PBRUMENCuba.
PBSUCCESSProject to overthrow - "without bloodshed, if possible" - the Arbenz government in Guatemala in 1954. Assassination teams were trained.
PBSWINGU.S. Embassy, consulate, consul general, or official installation.
PBWIZARDEarly fifties project involving attorney Edward P. Morgan, former FBI agent who blew the whistle on the Castro assassination plots in the late sixties. This project used Morgan as a conduit for the CIA to secretly donate money to John Hopkins University and the School for Advanced International Studies. [status: Probable]

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