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Cryptonym: KUFIRE

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Intelligence. A cable in February of 1954 stated that Twicker (Howard Hunt) replaced Langtry as KUGOWN (Psychological and Paramilitary Staff) Chief, and had arrived to be KUFIRE Chief.
A memo in May, 1954, mentioned that Allan N. Reelfoot (probably Raymond O'Mara) was a senior KUFIRE officer who had been assigned to LINCOLN.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala Current Section: Abbreviations and Cryptonyms

KUFIRE is defined as the cryptonym for "intelligence".


04/06/54: Cable from Lincoln to Director: Slugline PBSUCCESS RYBAT: LINCOLN SITREP WEEK 29 MAR-5 APRIL..."3. Significant operational developments: A. General. Twicker (Howard Hunt) replaced Langtry as KUGOWN (Psychological and Paramilitary Staff) Chief, arrived to be KUFIRE (Intelligence) Chief. SHERWOOD, SCRANTON personnel in field..."


05/10/54: Letter of Instructions from Jerome C. Dunbar: Subject: General - Deception 'Q' Program. Specific - Assignment of Allan N. Reelfoot: Pages 2-3: "1. Definiton for purposes of PBSUCCESS: 'deception' hereinafter will be interpreted to imply all operational activity of whatever significance which serves to or contributes towards one of the following objectives...2. Responsibility: Upon examination of the above definition of the deception program, PBSUCCESS, it is apparent that the fulfilment of these objectives requires maximum exploitation of all assets at Headquarters and in the field, whether KUFIRE, KUHOOK (CIA Paramilitary Operations Staff) or KUGOWN (Psychological and Paramilitary Staff). Accordingly, Allan N. Reelfoot, a senior KUFIRE officer assigned to LINCOLN, is hereby designated as the responsible officer for the review of PBSUCCESS assets, past deception activities, present and foreseeable capabilities for the accomplishment of the objectives of this deception program. 3. The deception officer, Allan N. Reelfoot, will be expected to work closely with all senior staff officers and to have full access to their operational information and assets in order to fulfil his responsibility. Allan N. Reelfoot will be expected to present all suggestions, proposals or plans to the Chief of Operations for approval prior to implementation. It is contemplated that actual deception activities will be planned and supervised by Allan N. Reelfoot through the existing staff operational officers of LINCOLN who will be responsible for the implementation of any plans of this nature once approved by the Chief of Operations."

104-10291-10002: OP FILES. ROBERT WHEELER.

09/30/54: Fitness Report: ..."Subject is Acting Deputy for KUFIRE activities within the Mission. As such, he is responsible for organizing, directing, and coordinating the three sections charged with KUFIRE duties (REDACTION) as well as the Intelligence Staff which is in turn responsible for requirements, central intelligence files, CE carding and filing, and the preparation and dissemination of reports. Subject is also Chief of Liaison and in this capacity directs and coordinates the work of four liaison sections dealing with both U.S. (REDACTION)."

Bill Simpich

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