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See Report No. 13

Report No. 13 was obtained by RAF Chicksands between 1974 and June 1977[4] during the Falcon and Snowman affair.

Falcon and Snowman[]

During the Falcon and Snowman affair, RAF Chicksands operated a listening post under project "Elephant Cage" intercepting radio transmissions from Soviet bloc nations. They produced transcripts, had them translated from Russian[5] to English, and were analysed for threat assessment.[4] Today, Chicksands is home of the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre (DISC) and Headquarters of the Intelligence Corps.[6]

In 1972, five months after the Watergate Complex break-in, Richard M. Helms, Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) met with US President Richard Nixon at Camp David on November 20. During that meeting Helms was offered the position of US Ambassador to the Soviet Union. Considering his career in intelligence, Helms remembered commenting to Nixon, "I'm not sure how the Russians might interpret my being sent across the lines as an ambassador."[1]

On September 15, 1972, a grand jury indicted five Watergate complex burglars, as well as E. Howard Hunt and G. Gordon Liddy, for conspiracy, burglary, and violation of federal wiretapping laws. The burglars were tried by a jury, with Judge John Sirica officiating. They pled guilty or were convicted on January 30, 1973.[7]

The next day, DCI Richard M. Helms gave the order to have all MKUltra files destroyed, which happened on 31 January 1973. After two days of destroying MKUltra files, without warning, Helms was abruptly dismissed as DCI when James R. Schlesinger was named the new DCI on February 2, 1973.[8] Helms recalls, "The timing caught me by surprise. I had barely enough time to get my things out of the office and to assemble as many colleagues of all ranks as possible for a farewell..." Upon crossing paths with Nixon's Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman, Helms inquired, "What happened to our understanding...?" To which Haldeman replied, "Oh, I guess we forgot," he said with the faint trace of a smile.[1]

Concerning Helms' dismissal, William Colby remarked, "Dick Helms paid the price for that 'No' "[2] (turning down ambassadorship to the Soviet Union) to the White House over Watergate.[9]

In 1974, Christopher John Boyce is hired at TRW and given access to the "Black Vault", within months of employment, working with (NRO) transmissions that were receiving cables from the CIA. Boyce gathered a quantity of classified documents concerning secure U.S. communications and ciphers, and had them delivered to the Soviet embassy in Mexico City. The operation came to be known as the Falcon and Snowman affair.[10]

Enter Report No. 13, annotated version. The original 624-page report has since been destroyed. RAF Chicksands personnel had only seen and reviewed a brief annotated version of Report No. 13, in English, no later than June 1977. The comment was made, "Must stress at this point that the version seen was annotated. There were Inserts that were added to this copy after it had been initially printed." On the cover page "in upper left hand corner was the word 'annotated'."[4] RAF Chicksands may have been in receipt of the English copy as early as the summer of 1976.[11]

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References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Richard Helms with William Hood. A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency. New York: Random House (2003) pp. 411–412
  2. 2.0 2.1 William Colby and Peter Forbath, Honorable Men: My Life in the CIA. New York: Simon and Schuster (1978) p. 328
  3. Daily News, How 'Falcon' and 'Snowman' became spies for the Soviets, plotted a prison break — and then got freed, by MARA BOVSUN, APR 01, 2017
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 481-MU58 The Abduction and Manipulation of Humans using Advanced Technology. Leading Edge International (1988)
  5. H. Schiffman, Language Policy in the former Soviet Union, Handout for LING 540, Language Policy
  6. Wikipedia, RAF Chicksands
  7. Sirica, John J. (1979). To Set the Record Straight: The Break-in, the Tapes, the Conspirators, the Pardon. New York: Norton. p. 44. ISBN 0-393-01234-4.
  8. John Ranelagh, The Agency: The Rise and Decline of the CIA from Wild Bill Donovan to William Casey. Cambridge; NY: Simon & Schuster (1986) p. 546
  9. Wikipedia, Richard Helms#Helms dismissed
  10. Daily News, How 'Falcon' and 'Snowman' became spies for the Soviets, plotted a prison break — and then got freed, by MARA BOVSUN, APR 01, 2017
  11. UFO's en Graancirkels, Geplaatst op woensdag 11 juli 2007 @ 22:17