George Joannides in 1963
July 5, 1922|
|Died||March 9, 1990
|Occupation||intelligence officer, lawyer.|
|Education||City College of New York
St. John's University School of Law, LL.B.
George Efythron Joannides (July 5, 1922 - March 9, 1990) was the chief of the Psychological Warfare branch of the Central Intelligence Agency station in Miami. In that role, he was also known as 'Howard,' Mr. Howard’ and ‘Walter Newby."  Joannides directed and financed "DRE," a group of Cuban exiles whose officers had contact with Lee Harvey Oswald in the months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. By some accounts, fashioned with the "plausible deniability" typical of CIA operations, the plan was designed to link Oswald to Castro's government, without disclosing the CIA’s role.
The CIA summoned Joannides out of retirement to serve as the Agency's liaison to the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations, in specific regard to the death of President Kennedy. Washington Post reporter Jefferson Morley writes "the spy withheld information about his own actions in 1963 from the congressional investigators he was supposed to be assisting. It wasn't until 2001, 38 years after Kennedy's death, that Joannides' support for the Cuban exiles, who clashed with Oswald and monitored him, came to light." 
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