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Cryptonym: MHSPAWN

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Definition:
The declassified CIA Files on Nazi and Japanese Imperial Government war crimes stated that MHSPAWN was the cable indicator for covert action propaganda.
Status:
Documented
Sources:

https://www.archives.gov/files/iwg/declassified-records/rg-263-cia-records/second-release-lexicon.pdf

CIA document: Research Aid: Cryptonyms and Terms in Declassified CIA Files Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Disclosure Acts: Page 40: ..."Term: MHSPAWN. Definition: Cable indicator for covert action propaganda..." - - - Page 49: ...REDLEG: CIA Soviet Division..."

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/KAYA%2C%20OKINORI_0072.pdf

12/01/65: Request for Approval or Investigative Action from Withheld, FE/JKOJ, 6DOOO1: Subject: Okinori Kaya. Cryptonym, Pseudonym, AKA or Alias: Okinoba Kaya, Okinoba Fujii, POSONNET/1. 2. Specific Area of Use: Tokyo, Japan. 3. Full Details of Use: The Station plans to continue to contact the Subject for FI on developments in Japanese politics, and to request his assistance in specific MHSPAWN activities..." - - - This document has more information on POSONNET-1/Okinori Kaya: https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/KAYA%2C%20OKINORI_0071.pdf

104-10234-10024: HQS CONTACT WITH AMBIDDY-1 CONTINUES THROUGH JAMES D. ZABOTH.

03/08/66: Cable from Director to JMWAVE (Info: Managua): (Orig: Stephen G. Chaconas, Unit: C/WH/C/CA/PP): Slugline TYPIC MHSPAWN AMBIDDY AMLASH: "1. HQs contact with AMBIDDY-1 (Manuel Artime Buesa) continues through James D. Zaboth (Carl E. Jenkins). Guidance re AMLASH (Rolando Cubela Secades) case being passed AMBIDDY-1. He advised not make additional public statements on AMLASH case without prior HQs consultation. Zaboth feels AMBIDDY-1 willing cooperate. 2. FYI: AMBIDDY-1 told Zaboth 5 March he may move self and family MANA next few months. Since Zaboth will arrive PCS MANA around April'66 he will continue his contact with AMBIDDY-1 there. Meantime alternate contact AMBIDDY-1 and HQs being established." Releasing Officer: William V. Broe, C/WHD. Coordinating Officers: WH/C/CA for Chaconas. WH/C/MO: (Signature). WH/2 (Mr. Terrell by phone). WH/C/FI: (Mr. Williamson in draft). Authenticating Officer: John T. Flynn, A/DCWHD/C.

104-10226-10024: UNIDAD REVOLUTIONARIA (AMSCROLL)

6/20/66 dispatch from Chief of Station, JMWAVE to Chief, WH, slugline TYPIC/MHSPAWN Status Report re JMWAVE psychological projects: "...request paragraphs below give brief status report station's MHSPAWN projects...Basic propaganda lines have continued without change, but with increased emphasis on personal denigration and harassment of Fidel Castro and on propaganda designed (to) encourage military and other power centers in Cuba to carry out coup d'etat against Castro...two projects, AMSPELL and AMCROW, are being sharply contained due to marginal performance.

104-10166-10040: CABLE: POUCHING DETAILS AMCORE-2 VISIT TO CARACAS INCLUDING MATERIALS HE COLLECTED

06/04/68, cable from JMWAVE to Director: Slugline TYPIC MHSPAWN AMWIDE: "1. Pouching details AMCORE-2 (Luis Ernesto Conte Aguero) visit to Caracas including materials he collected relation to Radio Libertad facilities, financial position, directorate, programming and fund sources. AMCORE-2 developed rapport to extent Radio Libertad willing accept two hours of programming a day from him for transmission. AMCORE-2 certain that JMWAVE assets such as AMRAZOR-1 (probably Norman Diaz) and AMLYRIC-1 (Manuel Brana Chansuolme/Chansoulme) could be included in any package sent to Radio Libertad. He feels, however, that AMSHADY-1 ("Havana Rose", also known as Pepita Riera) and AMSTRUT-2 (Juana de la Caridad Castro Ruz) might be somewhat harder to sell. Latter judgement may simply be AMCORE-2 prejudice..." - - - 06/28/63, Cable: Slugline TYPIC MHSPAWN: "1. As of 30 June following is status of turnover to JMCOBRA of JMWAVE MHSPAWN assets: A. AMLYRIC-1 informed 26 June his case officer being transferred and that during week 1 July AMLYRIC-1 will be introduced to William S. Wibalda who will be his new contact for at least routine matters. A channel to an inside JMCOBRA case officer for policy matters is being established"...https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=20213#relPageId=2&tab=page

104-10165-10188: AS OF 30 JUNE FOLLOWING IS STATUS OF TURNOVER TO JMCOBRA OF JMWAVE MHSPAWN ASSETS

6/28/68 cable from JMWAVE to Director, slugline DIRECTOR INFO JMCOBRA TYPIC MHSPAWN: "As of June 30 following is status of turnover to JMCOBRA of JMWAVE MHSPAWN assets: AMLYRIC-1 (Manuel Brana Chansuolme/Chansoulme) informed 26 June his case officer being transferred and that during week of 1 July AMLYRIC-1 will be introduced to William Wibalda/Bob Wall who will be his new contact for at least routine matters. A channel to an inside JMCOBRA case officer for policy matters is being established..."

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/AERODYNAMIC%20%20%20VOL.%2038%20%20%28OPERATIONS%29_0116.pdf

12/10/68: Cable from Bonn to Director: Slugline REDTOP AERODYNAMIC: "1. We would still appreciate your views on the posture to be taken by station vis-a-vis MHBRUSH (West German Federal Government) authorities, specifically CATUSK (West German Foreign Intelligence Service - BND), that were requested in Ref C. While this ref dealt with all REDTOP (CIA Soviet Division)/MHSPAWN activities, it will be sufficient for our purposes now to know your views on the AECASSOWARY/AERODYNAMIC (ZP/UHVR, Foreign Representation of the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council) complex. 2. File defer."

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/AERODYNAMIC%20%20%20VOL.%2040%20%20%28OPERATIONS%29_0073.pdf

07/07/70: Dispatch from Chief, SB via Chief, FE to Chief of Withheld: Subject: REDTOP AETHEATER AERODYNAMIC operations/AERODYNAMIC Visitors to Expo '70: "1. For a period of approximately three weeks in August 1970, AECASSOWARY/29 (IDEN 1) and AECASSOWARY/57 (IDEN 2) will visit Expo '70 to make contacts for AERODYNAMIC (IDEN 3), as explained below. As cover for these contacts, the two men will represent their employer, AETENURE (IDEN 4), a legally constituted organization with overt offices, which is the research and publishing activity of AERODYNAMIC. 2. AECASSOWARY/29 and 57 will contact MHHARSH (USSR) visitors to Expo '70 for the purpose of eliciting information which will be used in MHSPAWN operations. Some operational and possibly positive intelligence information is also expected to result from these contacts. They will distribute, on a selective basis, literature such as IDEN 5, as well as books and pamphlets published by AERODYNAMIC's European-based office, IDEN 6. All distribution will be discreetly conducted under the supervision of AECASSOWARY/29, an experienced, JKLANCE (CIA)-trained assets who has conducted this type of operation at other international gatherings and expositions such as Expo '67 in Montreal. AECASSOWARY/57, a younger man who has conducted contact operations in the United States and South America, is not yet witting of JKLANCE involvement in AERODYNAMIC. Both men are U.S. citizens who speak colloquial English. AECASSOWARY/57 is a reserve Army captain with Vietnam combat intelligence experience..." - - - Page 2: "IDENTITIES: 1. Anatol Kaminsky, born 17 May 1925 in Koszlaky, Poland. 2. Roman Kupczynsky, born 11 January 1944 in Vienna, Austria. 3. ZP/UHVR - Zakordonne Predstavnytstvo, Ukrains'koyi Holovnoyi Vyzvol'noyi Rady (Foreign Representation, Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council). 4. Prolog Research Corporation, 875 West End Avenue, New York, N.Y. 5. Suchasnist (Present), Ukrainian-language political-literary monthly..."

104-10225-10027: CIA FILE ON PSYCH WARFARE GENERAL: COUNTRY CHILE.

10/15/74: Cable from Director to Rome, London (Info: Santiago): Slugline RYBAT MHSPAWN REDLEG: "1. Given perishability ref ideas, request your comment on feasibility of approaches to DEFLOWER and Amnesty International as outlined. Welcome any other suggestions on means limit further anti-BKHERALD (CIA) propaganda in relation to Chile and anti-junta propaganda connected with treatment of political prisoners. 2. File defer." - - - REDLEG was a cryptonym for the CIA Soviet Division.

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