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REDWOOD REDSKIN AERODYNAMIC Availability to Paris Station of AECASSCWARY 29
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1. We have been somewhat concerned with the potential scope of operational aotivity open to AECASSOWARY 29 in Europe, only one aspect of which is clearly indicated In reference, and have attempted to avoid expanding the area of this activity too far and too fact, We have In. tended to keep these operational activities withinmenaseable limits in order to assure a more concentrated effort and a. more efficient laitiation and development of REDS= eases, and in order to prove in a praotical manner that the basic principles underlyire;tbe utilization of AECASSOWARY 29 were correct. We wished also to test first band the operational canae bility of AECASSOWARY 29 by having him mount two or three REDSKIU operations under our direct control. For these reasons we limited at least temporarily AECASSOWARY 29's activities to Gereenee except in a few cases where Headquarters directed additional activity * We appreciate the fact that it is Headquarters' desire that AECASSOWARY 29 should have the opportunity to develop cases among the Ukrainian emigre groups, wberever they may be located, and we have no intentions of acting contrary to these wishes in
due time, However, we do consider' it our responsibility to establish firmly the operational mechanism involving AECASSOWARY 29 and to prove •er c/a this mechanism prior to any large scale expansion and utilization of this mechanism. We will discuss the reference in detail in the remainder of a a a— . this dispatch in light of this philosophy. a... aa. Laa e.•
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2. We consider that the referenced dispatch presents two basic and separate problems: a general survey of the Ukrainian emigre groups in France, including the spotting of new leads, and the development, recruit. ment and training of REDSKIN agents. We have no reason to doubt that these two problems are different in France than in Germany in genera. A general survey, including spottingAconsumes a great deal of time and effort and for various reasons would not be carried out directly by ATSCASSOWARY 29, but by collaborators of AECASSOWARY 29 under his supervision and guidance* AECASSCWARY 29 has already suggested that the subject of FEW 3088 assist him in this matter, AEGASSOWARY 29 would be required, therefore, to spend only a mi n f eum of time in Paris directing this effort. Leads spotted by his collaborators would be turned over to AECASSOWARY 29 after proper ::)for further development and recruitment. In vetting by the C.: developing, recruiting and training SKIN agents, AECASSOWARY 29's involvement is quite a different problem and the extent of involvement depends almost entirely upon the lead in question. Obviously, to develop and recruit an agent for aC:: :::bfficerto handle will not consume as much of AECASSOWARY 29's time and effort as would be required for the full training, briefing and debriefing of such a recruited agent, The crux of the matter lies in whether or not the lead can be recruited for ODYOKE services or only for AERODYNAKC services. We foresee no difficulty with AECASSOWAFfi 29's willingness to torn such a peel ing agent over to EUBANK for training and briefing. In those cases which could be turned over to the Station to conduct, AECASSCWARY 29 would not be required to be availeble in Paris for an extended period of time, perhaps only a week. We can visualize, however, that AECASSOWARY 29 might be required to spend up to six weeks or two months in those' cases where he would be required to run them, himself.
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problem is pretty much reduced to the simple question ot! bow mach time eau be devoted to the conducting of eases by AECASSOWARY 29 in France in addition to those we are developing in Germany. 4, With the approach of the summer operational saasen wa foal oonfidailt that AECASSOWARZ 29 will be very occupied In the trainine and briefing of agents located in Germany during the late spring and enrly summer. Wo are somewhat reluctant to commit AECASSOKAW 29 now to perm identical tunotiow in other areas, which might materially reduce his effectiveness hare and aotmilly• Jeopardize the productiveness of our own potential operations. On the other ::] band, we feel that ECASSOWARY 29 could be made available to theC 1") not mora fora week during March to attempt to recruit for the[:: than two or three firm leads with the proviso that ARGASSOWARY 29 would not become involved in the training and briefing of such an agent to the detria, of our effort in Germany unless that agent is patemtky more potentially ductive than the other agents be would be handling in Germany. Wa roalize 2:3 hopou, but we believe that this proposal falls short of the l:: that our position is fully comprehensible in light of paragraph 1 above, Wa =mt.v wish to make. would welcome any comments the C
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