Bissell Initial Reply to Cumming

 

11/3/60 BISSELL INITIAL REPLY TO CUMMING ON DEFECTORS

 

CIA Components Activated to Prepare a List of American Defectors

On 2 November 1960, Birch D. O’Neal (CI/SIG) and S. H Horton in CIA counterintelligence prepare a letter from Bissell to Cumming at State to inform him CIA file were being search for information on American defectors.  Bissell signed the letter on 3 November.  Ann Egerter of CIA would become the action officer at CIA.