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Cryptome INSCOM Counter-Intelligence Dossiers

14 February 2009

The Department of the Navy has released under FOIA 29 pages from a counter-intelligence dossier named "Soviet Intelligence Services Personalities, ZF400234W," most dated 1946-48 and one file dated 1959: (6MB)

23 December 2008

The CIA has released to Cryptome 103 pages of declassified Top Secret and Secret documents on "Soviet Intelligence Services Personalities," dated 1946-1962. The papers are marked "Approved for Release Date: 05-NOV-2008." (Zipped, 105 pages, 18.9MB)

Unusual for the CIA, there are no redactions in the released material. However, the cover letter states, "Additional material was determined to be currently and properly classified and must be withheld in its entirety." Based on the page numbers of the pages released, the withheld material consists of several thousand pages.

12 May 2008. About 5,000 pages of new dossiers and updates have been received from INSCOM since April 2007:


Czechoslovakia Intelligence Willi Berger Net ZF010448W (1,632 pages)
East Germany Intelligence Services EEI-Targets ZF400206W version 2 (280 pages)
East Germany Intelligence Services Facilities ZF400207W (13 pages)
East Germany Intelligence Services MO ZF400208W (845 pages)
Intelligence Swindlers ZF000008WJ (578 pages)
Soviet Intelligence Services Facilities ZF400231W (1,529 pages)
Soviet Intelligence Services Personalities ZF400234W (6 pages)


Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services Sources ZF400204W (2,323 pages)
French Intelligence Service ZE000214W (342 pages)
Hungary Intelligence Services MO ZF400214W (318 pages)
Internal Counterintelligence Program ICIP ZF0119146W (907 pages)

The updated dossier collection will be provided with the Cryptome DVD in June 2008 (see main page).

April 2007. Add complete dossier on Internal Counterintelligence Program ZF011946W.

July 2006


Cryptome filed a Freedom of Information Act request on March 29, 2001 to the US Army Intelligence and Security Command for the dossiers:

The hardcopy dossiers arrived over five years -- April 2001 to March 2006 -- from INSCOM and from agencies to which requests were forwarded -- State Department, USAID, CIA, DIA, other-Army, Navy and Air Force. The former classifications ranged from Top Secret, Secret, Confidential, No Foreign Distribution. Many of the documents are redacted to a greater or lesser extent, and some pages were refused release as indicated in the dossiers. Classification markings are often the only clue to significance.

Some of these files were previously published on Cryptome:

In addition to these INSCOM has promised a number of dossiers which have not arrived; these letters are indicated by 1- or 2-page entries. If and when they arrive they will be offered for download on Cryptome, or if commodious, mailed on disk.

INSCOM has provided none of the gray-shaded dossiers, either with a letter stating the files were forwarded to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), a letter stating no records were located, or there was no response (None). Other agencies responded with unidentifiable references or no records letters.

A Hewlett Packard scanner with automatic document feeder was used to scan the hardcopy and the scanning and OCR program Readiris was used to prepare PDF files.

Comments to jya[at]

Dossier Title, Number New or
Response Date
of Pages
Dates of
Algeria Intelligence Services, ZF400002W Letter 02 To NARA
Algerian Nationalist Movement, ZF010314W 13.5MB 09/18/01 321 1955-65
Alumni Association of the Amer Inst of Foreign Trade, ZF010830W 2.7MB 08/02/01 56 1966
Amberg FRG SAEDA, ZF010581W 7.7MB 10/02/01 147 1974-77
American Embassy Moscow USSR, ZF010164W 11.0MB 10/03/01 143 1946-71
Amman Jordan Espionage, ZF003045W 286KB 10/03/01 7 1984
Argentina Intelligence Services, ZF40004W 1.4MB 10/04/01 39 1960-73
ASBW-Semi Annual Conference, ZF011884W 2.0MB 10/10/01 41 1978-85
Australia Intelligence Services, ZF40005W 188KB 10/22/01 6 1987
Austrian Intelligence Services, ZF400006WJ 42.5MB 10/17/01 363 1948-55
Austrian Peace Council, ZF010504 Letter 01 None
Austrian Prisoners of War-UNNUMBERED-01 250KB 8/8/02 5 1962
Belgium Intelligence Services, ZF400010W 18.3MB 10/24/01 229 1947-85
British Intelligence Services, ZF400014W 619KB 6/19/01 14 1966
Bulgaria Intelligence Services, ZF400015W None
Burma Intelligence Services, ZF400016W 443KB 3/20/02 13 1966-72
Cambodia US Forces, ZF004000W 339KB 5/23/02 9 1975
Caribbean Admission Center, ZG001052W None
Czechoslovakia State Travel Office, ZF010254W Letter 04 None
Charles University (Czech), ZF015617W 390KB 11/02/01 9 1993
Chen Chinese Communist Espionage Ring, ZF010044 Letter 03 None
China Intelligence Services, ZF400090W 16.9MB 11/27/01 450 1954-65
Chinese (Espionage) Activities in Italy, ZF010049W Letter 02 To NARA
Chinese (Espionage) Activities in Panama, ZF010028W See Panama Chinese None
Chinese Communist Activities in Japan, ZF010028W None
Columbia Intelligence Services, ZF400024W 3.1MB 06/14/01 66 1982-83
Communist Party Austria Paramilitary Organization, ZF010499 Letter 03 None
Communist Party FRG Actions Against, ZF010242WJ 49.6MB 03/12/02 791 1956-59
Communist Party Yugoslavia, ZF010485W 35.1MB 10/12/01 345 1957-68
Corps Communication Center, ZG000495W 15.5MB 11/25/02 354 1976-85
Counterintelligence Operations Austria, ZF011776 Letter 03 None
Crete, ZF011035W Letter 01 None
Cuba Intelligence Services, ZF400026W Letter 02 To NARA
Cuba Intelligence Services, EEI Targets, ZF400244W Letter 03 None
Cuba Intelligence Services Facilities, ZF400245W 1.4MB 03/12/02 38 1961-68
Cuba Intelligence Services Organization, ZF400247 2.7MB 03/25/02 62 1960-73
Cuba Intelligence Services Personalities, ZF400248 Letter 02 To NARA
Cuban Intelligence Services MO, ZF400246W Letter 02 To NARA
Cuban Mission to the United Nations, ZF0011825W 490KB 10/20/01 19 1981-84
Czechoslovakia Activities in Austria, ZF010464 Letter 02 To NARA
Czechoslovakia Border Guard, ZF010206W 35KB 06/04/02 1 Unk
Czechoslovakia Consulate, Salzburg, Austria, ZF010160WJ None
Czechoslovakia Embassy, Wash DC, ZF010716W 1.7MB 10/16/01 49 1948-74
Czechoslovakia Emigre Activities, ZF010120 11.4MB 09/05/01 195 1948-55
Czechoslovakia Foreign Trade Office, Frankfurt, ZF010003W 17.4MB 09/28/01 253 1952-67
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services, Methods, ZF400202W Letter 02 To NARA
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services, Sources, ZF400204W (with ZF400028WJ) Updated 174MB 07/01/02 2,323 1950-73
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services, Methods, ZF400203W Letter 02 To NARA
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Net, ZF010442W 7.7MB 07/03/01 75 1947-79
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Salzburg Net, ZF010715W None
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services, ZF400028WJ See ZF400204W 07/03/01 72 1947-48
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services EEI Targets, ZF400200W None
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services Facilities, ZF400201W Letter 02 To NARA
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services Files Urfahr, ZF010511WJ 100.1MB 11/21/02 437 1952
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services MO, ZF400202 None
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services Organization, ZF400203 None
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Services Tradescraft, ZF400205W 13.1MB 10/08/02 209 1948-72
Czechoslovakia Intelligence Willi Berger Net, ZF010448W New 131MB 03/22/06 1,632 1950-52
Czechoslovakia Orchestra FRG, ZF010486 Letter 02 To NARA
Czechoslovakian Intelligence Services, ZF010809W 485KB 09/05/01 21 1954
Unknown Czech Dossier 380KB 03/02/02 7 1979
Defection of Army Personnel, ZF000003W Letter 02 To NARA
Denmark Intelligence Services, ZF40030W (Zipped) 380KB 10/15/01 4 1962
Denmark Terrorism, ZF500963W 2.0MB 09/05/01 38 1968-88
Detention of American Personnel by Foreign Agencies, ZF000004 Letter 02 To NARA
Disinformation Directed Against US, ZF010868W (Zipped) 05/11/01 28 1970-76
Dominican Republic Intelligence Services, ZF400031W 480KB 09/14/01 12 1961
East German Topographic Maps, ZF010829W 43.0MB 07/25/02 318 1960-62
East Germany Intelligence Services, ZF400032 65.1MB 10/20/01 1,299 1963-77
East Germany Intelligence Services, EEI-Targets, ZF400206W

Version 2





East Germany Intelligence Services Facilities, ZF400207W New 879KB 09/11/07 13 1955-59
East Germany Intelligence Services MO, ZF400208 New 71.4MB 08/09/07 845 1950-56
East Germany Intelligence Services Organization, ZF400209 Letter 02 To NARA
East Germany Intelligence Services Personalities, ZF400210W 115.0MB 07/12/02 1,599 1956-74
East Germany Intelligence Services Tradescraft, ZF400211W 1.7MB 06/12/01 45 1954-72
East Germany Intelligence Recruitment by Mail, ZF010749W Letter 02 To NARA
Egypt Intelligence Services, ZF40034W 1.3MB 10/31/02 42 1952-74
Ethiopia US Forces Espionage, ZF003041 63KB 02/11/02 1 Unk
Ethiopian Peoples Movement, ZF010754W 450KB 11/12/02 7 1972
Federal Intelligence Services, ZF010117W 52.1MB 12/13/02 886 1953-57
French Intelligence Service, ZE000214W (and/or ZF000214W) Updated 21.3MB 03/18/02 342 1959
General Federation Koreans Residing Japan, ZF010018W None
German American Friendship Organization, ZF010309 Letter 04 None
German Radio, ZF010179W Letter 01 None
Grenada Arms Cache, West Indies, ZF011647W 700KB 06/21/01 13 1984
Grafenwohr Military Police Station-UNNUMBERED-02 303KB 11/02/01 6 1973
Honduras Intelligence Services, ZF400047W 902KB 06/20/01 13 1983-84
Hungarian Freedom Fighters Association, ZF010456WJ 7.5MB 07/09/01 130 1952-58
Hungarian Revolt 1956, ZF010081W 16.0MB 08/20/01 188 1956
Hungary Intelligence Services Tradescraft, ZF400217W Letter 02 To NARA
Hungary Intelligence services EEI Targets, ZF400212W Letter 03 None
Hungary Intelligence Services Facilities, ZF400213W Letter 02 To NARA
Hungary Intelligence Services MO, ZF400214W Updated 18.9MB 02/07/02 318 1959-60
Hungary Intelligence Services Personalities, ZF400215WJ Letter 01 None
Hungary Operational Activities, ZF010103W 14.1MB 05/02/01 166 1960-62
Institute for Shipping Research Bremen, ZF010837W 2.1MB 08/01/01 41 1962-63
Intelligence Net East Germany Poland CSR, ZF010869WJ 99.2MB 10/29/01 1,741 1953-54
Intelligence Swindlers, ZF000008W New 32.6MB 09/06/07 578 1965-75
Internal Counterintelligence Program ICIP, ZF0119146W Updated 41MB 02/27/07 907 1972-76
Iran US Forces Sabotage, ZF003030 70KB 06/27/01 2 1977?
Israel Intelligence Services, ZF40054W  (Zipped) 2.4MB 08/14/01 39 1953-78
Italian Chinese Friendship Association, ZF010037 Letter 02 To NARA
Italy Chinese Activities, ZF010049 None
Italy Terrorism, ZF500959W 1.8MB 06/26/01 32 1982-85
Japan Intelligence Services, ZF400058 Letter 02 To NARA
Japanese Police Activities, ZF011108W 5.7MB 10/25/02 122 1956-59
Laos Intelligence Services, ZF400062 63KB None 2 Unk
Mexico Intelligence Services, ZF400073W Letter 04 None
Netherlands Intelligence Services, ZF400077W 2.1MB 10/26/01 43 1962-77
North Korea Activities in Japan, ZF010165W Letter 02 To NARA
North Korea Intelligence Services, ZF400082W None
North Korea Subversive Activities, ZF004017W 250KB 07/05/01 6 1981
North Korean Activities in Japan, ZF010165 None
North Vietnam Intelligence Services, ZF400083W Letter 02 To NARA
Norway Intelligence Services, ZF400084W (Zipped) 1.3MB 11/01/01 30 1961-77
Balboa Panama SAEDA, ZF012338W 2.7MB 10/11/01 44 1989-90
Panama Chinese Activities, ZF010278W 1.8MB 06/21/01 34 1961-73
Panama Intelligence Services, ZF400087W Letter 02 To NARA
Philippine Chinese Anti-Japanese Collaborators, ZF010001 Letter 01 None
Poland Intelligence Services, ZF400093W Letter 02 To NARA
Poland Intelligence Services Facilities, ZF400225W None
Poland Intelligence Services MO, ZF400226W 13.0MB 12/10/02 237 1959-67
Poland Intelligence Services Organization, ZF400227W Letter 02 To NARA
Poland Intelligence Services Personalities and Sources, ZF400228W 53.5MB 09/23/02 736 1955-79
Polish Organizations in France, ZF010053 63KB 02/11/02 1 Unk
Republic of China Intelligence Services, ZF40096W None
Romania Intelligence Services, ZF400098 None
Russian Intelligence Organization, ZF010645WJ Letter 03 None
Somalia Intelligence Services, ZF400104W 3.9MB 12/04/01 59 1982
South Vietnam Intelligence Services, ZF400107 64KB 07/19/01 2 Unk
Soviet Activites in Cuba, ZF010131W Letter 02 To NARA
Soviet Activities in Mexico, ZF010343W 3.7MB 11/29/01 112 1945-61
Soviet Defections, ZF010285W 2.7MB 12/04/01 48 1947-52
Soviet Intelligence Services, ZF400108W 39.1MB 01/22/02 495 1947-66
Soviet Intelligence Services, ZF010147W 53.1MB 12/05/02 510 1947-50
Soviet Intelligence Services EEI Targets, ZF400230W None
Soviet Intelligence Services Facilities, ZF400231W New 92.6MB 09/07/07 1,529 1946-75
Soviet Intelligence Services Organization, ZF400233 None
Soviet Intelligence Services Personalities, ZF400234W New 518KB 04/16/08 6 1963
Soviet Intelligence Services Tradescraft, ZF400235W Letter 01 None
Soviet Intelligence Services Training Course, ZF010329 Letter 03 None
Soviet Mission United Nations, ZF010316W 3.7MB 07/10/01 97 1961-74
Soviet News Bureau West Germany, ZF010443 Letter 03 None
Soviet Prisons, ZF010122WJ Letter 02 To NARA
Soviet Redefection Program, ZF010465W None
Soviet Reparations Mission Germany, ZF010794 63KB 07/19/01 2 Unk
Soviet Repatriation Mission, ZF010111 Letter 02 To NARA
Special Means IMP, ZG000160 Letter 03 None
Tass News Agency, ZF010161W 1.6MB 05/30/01 43 1963-77
Technical Surveillance Devices, ZF000014W
Thailand Intelligence Services, ZF400117W 24.1MB 11/20/02 417 1969-72
West Germany Intelligence Services, ZF400132W 2.7MB 09/14/01 63 1954-71
Yugoslav Intelligence Services, ZF010815W Letter 02 To NARA
Yugoslavia Intelligence Services, ZF400128W 64.2MB 11/25/02 434 1946-80
Yugoslavia Intelligence Services Personalities, ZF001367W 290KB 07/12/02 7 1967-87
Zaire (Congo) Intelligence, ZF400089W 3.2MB 05/23/01 91 1960-63
66th Military Intelligence Operational Activities History, ZF011197W Letter 01 12/12/01 1 Unk