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Office Memorandumunited states government
TO i Chief, WHfee 9 I':54
FROM Asst. Director for Communications
SUBJBCTi Establishment of Radio Station to Handle Tactical Communications for PBSUCCESS
At such time as operation PBSUCCESS enters the para-military phase, or begins the utilization of agent type communications to service intelligence nets, there willequirementmall semi-clandestine radio station to handle these communications.
There are two major reasons why KUBARK should establish and operateadio station rather thantation to be handled by CALLIGERIS. By controlling and operating the base radio station, KUBARK has control of PBSUCCESS tactical communicatione and thus maintains control over the operation itself. The second major reaaon is that the operation of auch a
semi-clandestine radio basepecialized skill not available except through KUCLUB. There is not sufficient time available to train CALLIGERIS' men to handle base station communications.
Technically the existing KUCLUB radio station incould be utilized for this operation. However, communications originating in WSBURNT during the para-military phase and traceable as working. S. Government radio station prohibits the use of this station.
The SHERWOOD Installation and the base radio station could beinto one installation thus making the most economical use ofpersonnel available. The strong possibility that SHERWOOD could be compromised and lost before the para-military phase is entered into must be considered, thus making It unwise to combine the two installations.
Therefore, it is recommended thai the Chief, WHD approve theof tbe radio base station in KMFLUSH. The equipment necessary for the Installation is not great and could be installed in an isolated safehouse anywhere in KMFLUSH, preferably north of the capitol city. The Installation would be made by KUCLUB radio operators who would remain with theuntil the station was activated.
The station could be operatedimited basis handling PBSUCCESS communications with the CALLIGERIS group without attracting any attention or being ln any danger of location through DEI ng.
The station would become fully operational onlyew days during the para-military phase of the operation. At that time it would probably be necessary to assign two additional KUCL.UB radio operators to handle the rapidly expanding communications. If desirable this station could also serve as an advanced operations base for the PBSUCCESS case officer during this phase.
At the completion of PBSUCCESS, the radio station would beat the earliest possible date, thus making the risks of operating the station relatively small.
If the establishment of the radio station is approved, implementation will proceed as follows:
SOMOZA approval for establishment, stressingto handle CALLIGERIS tactical communications and thatdisclosure through DFing,egligible.
necessary site through SOMOZA.
equipment KMFLUSH next black flight.
two KUCLUB radio operators lo KMFLUSH to set upto handle necessary communications until para-military phase.
additional radio operators as necessary.
at all possible, KUCLUB radio operators should bepassports under alias.
^PBSUCCESS, Communications OfficerOriginal document.