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Pseudonym: Lynade, Pinckney E.

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Richard M. Bissell, he was an enduring influence within the Agency that took part in the planning of multiple regime change operations internationally
Bissell contributed to design specifications for the U-2 aerial surveillance program and ran CIA covert operations during the early nineteen sixties as the Deputy Director of Plans. He reportedly was a likely successor to Allen Dulles as the Director of the Agency until he later oversaw the disastrous Bay of Pigs operation to overthrow Cuba's Premier. Bissell supported multiple US official attempts to assassinate foreign leaders such as Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba and he would be forced to resign less than a year following the Bay of Pigs.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1952-1954: Guatemala

This State Department summary of US Foreign Relations between nineteen fifty-two and nineteen fifty-four recounts US operations conducted in Guatemala that include a reference to the pseudonym Pinckney E. Lynade. This pseudonym is identified in the later document under the Persons and Pseudonyms section as Richard M. Bissell.

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