UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE PROGRAM “ALFA”
JFK ASSASSINATION SYSTEM INENTIFICATINO FORM
RECORD NUMBER: 202-10001-10126
RECORDS SERIES: J-3
AGENCY FILE NUMBER: DOC 127
TITLE: UNCONVENTIAL WARFARE PROGRAM “ALFA”
SUBJECTS: CUBA CONTINGENCY PLANNING
VANCE MEMO FOR DESMOND FITZGERALD
SUBJECT – SENSITIVE
September 3, 1963
MEMORANDOM FOR MR. DESMOND FITZGERALD Central Intelligence Agency
SUZBJECT: A Study on Capabilities and Employment of Selected Cuban Resources for Special Operations Against Cuba and a Concept of Operations (TS)
Enclosed is a study of the above subject which was prepared by the Department of the Army and which includes the comments of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Although the factual data in the plan is forwarded for your use in the planning and conduct of special operations of the scope and nature outlined in the program approved by the Standing Group of the National Security Council and Higher Authority in June 1963.
The initial phases of the approved program, which have already been completed with considerable success, suggest the value of developing a complete inventory of covert actions which are geared to specific target areas within Cuba.
The targets selected should be of such diversity as to encompass political, military, economic and psychological objectives.
The purposes of compiling such an inventory would be the provision of a spectrum of actions which could be undertaken after a timely assessment of the situation following successive operations and which should be designed to form an unpredictable pattern of action while retaining essential momentum.
It is contemplated that this objectives of the approved covert policy which seeks “to encourage dissident elements in the military and other power centers of the Regime to bring about the eventual liquidation of the Castro-communist entourage and the elimination of the Soviet presence in Cuba,.”
Cyrus R. Vance – Secretary of the Army
TOP SECRET – SENSITIVE