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Organizacion del Ejercito Secreto Anticomunista OESA
Organization of the Anti-Communist Secret Army

[REF: Cuban Counter Revolutionary Handbook 10 October 1962 by the CIA.
FBI HQ  file number  109-584-3387; NARA RIF Number  124-10279-10032]

[NOTE: The copies  were very hard to transcribe because of  poor photo reproduction. At points where the words were unreadable, three dots (...) were inserted to indicate a missing word or words. Words in brackets are not contained in the original.  FURTHER NOTE: Please consider the date, 10 Oct. 1962, when evaluating the organizations.]

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Common Title:  OESA

Title:  Organizacion del Ejercito Secreto Anticomunista
           Organization of the Anti-Communist Secret Army

This organization plans to return to Cuba after it has been liberated and set up a "mafia" type of organization.  This group could become a gangster type or organization if they go beyond the legal means of fighting Communism.  Slogan:  "If you don't want to defend with your life, don't join the OESA."  Not following any political orientation, their members can have any ideology they please as long as they are anti-communist.  Up until 21 September 1962 they have not joined any political faction.  Among their members are known "Autentico" and "Batistianos" Opposed to CRC.

Leading Personalities:  In  U. S.:  Jose Ramon FAYAD; Julio TUR y Tur; Julio Warterio DARNAS Darnas; Luis HERNANDEZ Melis;  Eugenio PEREZ Cowley; Santos GARCIA; Demetrio Omar PEREZ; Camilio Granciano CORTES Silvera.  In Cuba;  Osvaldo REMEDIOS; fnu FRAGA.


Founded early 1962.  Composed mainly of Hubert [Huber] "MATOS" officers and men.  Exact number of members unknown.  Some members have claimed more than 100 members in Spain, Puerto Rico and other places.  The heading of the membership form states Barcelona.  Spain is the headquarters of OESA but this believed only a mask of the true central directorate.


Only known programs of action is uniting all anti-Communist individuals and men of action capable of being used against possible Communist activities in exile.  Once back in Cuba after the fall of CASTRO the OESA will eliminate the individuals they think are Communists. Plans for clandestine operations in Cuba are unknown.  It has been reported this group has several men fighting in the Camaguey zone.

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