Early 1963—William Harvey tells underworld figures the CIA is no longer interested in assassinating Castro.
March 18—Attack on a Soviet vessel off the northern coast of Cuba by members of Alpha 66, assisted by members of the Second National Front of Escambray reportedly occurs.
March 26—Attack on a Soviet vessel by members of Commandos L-66, another anti-Castro group, reportedly occurs. April—Special Group discusses the contingency of Castro's death.
May-September—Lee Harvey Oswald moves to New Orleans; becomes involved with FPCC. He contacts anti-Castro Cubans as well.
Mid 1963—Series of meetings among major leaders of the antiCastro movement.
June—Special Group decides to step up covert operations against Cuba.
July 24—Ten Cuban exiles arrive in New Orleans from -Miami and join the draining camp" north of New Orleans. This "training camp" is directed by the same individuals who were previously involved in procuring dynamite. "A", a life-long friend of AMLASH, had helped procure the dynamite,
Late July—Carlos Bringuier is requested to assist exiles at the "training camp" in returning to Miami
July 31—The FBI seizes more than a ton of dynamite, 20 bomb casings, napalm material and other devices at a home in the New Orleans area. Articles appear in the New Orleans Time Picayune on August 1, 2, and 4,1968.
August 16—Chicago Sun Timet carries an article that reports CIA had dealings with the underworld figure Sam Giancana.
Helms informs McCone of the CIA operation involving Giancana, and tells him it involved assassination.
August—According to TBI report, a Latin American military officer attends a Cuban exile group meeting and talks of assassination.
Early September—Talks between the Cuban delegate to the United Nations, La Chuga, and a U.S. delegate, William Atwood, are proposed by the Cubans.
September 7—CIA ease officers, after their first meeting with AMLASH since prior to the October 1962 missile crisis, cable headquarters that AMLASH is interested in attempting an "inside job" against Castro and is awaiting a U.S. plan of action.
Castro gives an impromptu, three-hour interview with AP reporter Daniel Harker. He warns that U.S. leaders aiding terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders will themselves not be safe.
September 12—Cuban Coordinating Committee meets to conduct a broad review of the U.S. Government's Cuban contingency plans. They agree there is a strong likelihood that Castro would retaliate in some
DOCUMENT 4. USAF Office of Special Investigations document
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