102. Telegram From Operation PBSUCCESS Headquarters in Florida to the Central Intelligence Agency1
[place not declassified], February 19, 1954, 1857Z.
616. Suggest KUGOWN black diversionary operation:
- DIR 389842 indicates Martinez going Czechoslovakia.
- Miami Herald 19 Feb reprints La Prensa 18 Feb Mexico U.P. stating WSBURNT getting Soviet arms thru medium Czech Finca owner and that arms to be landed from Soviet submarines.
- Suggest HQs arrange with RQM search graphics register for photo Soviet sub (or what could pass for Soviet sub) lying close inshore: photo should be poor lacking detail and credibly taken by amateur with box camera from KMFLUSH Pacific coast.
- Pivall would give photo to
[name not declassified] suggesting
- Pivall and one trusted aid take truckload blackflight arms and cache on Pacific coast;
- [name not declassified] “discover” submarine photo and public press;
- [name not declassified] order investigation coastal areas thus leading to discovery Soviet arms cache and further press publicity.
- After photo in hands [name not declassified] and arms cached, operation could be frozen for utmost use. One use would be to complete operation in advance of enemy strategem to embarrass PBPRIME. Another use would be to complete operation within few hours after enemy propaganda victory. Further value is that once completed, operation would give pretext for [name not declassified] possession satellite arms delivered by black-flight.