December 12, 2009

Chapter 24: Informant R-1

Pawley has the CIA install a recording device in his office so he can accurately report his conversations with anti-Castro Cubans. Pawley draws up a list of individuals he believes should run Cuba after Castro is overthrown. Not everyone within the CIA and the Cuban exile community is happy with his list. Pawley estimates that two million dollars will be needed to retake Cuba. The FBI detects Pawley’s activities and reports that Pawley had been meeting with several exiles at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, and upon leaving the meeting he told them he was going to meet with CIA Director Allen Dulles and Vice President Richard Nixon. The FBI notes: “Pawley has been known to compare Trujillo with Abraham Lincoln.” General George C. Marshall dies.