1961 Spring Covert Operations


January – February







Attacker

Defender

Type of Operation

Outcome

Results

East Germany

West Germany

Economic Sabotage

Operation Mildly Successful, Kept Secret (Some Agents Detained)

Ahead of a conference incoming within the next few months on the
fate of Berlin, Stasi Agents successfully entered West Berlin with decent
amounts counterfeit of money in tow. The amounts were nothing out
of the ordinary, some of which were in old World War Two reichsmarks.
Although replaced by the Deutschmark, some businesses (and 4 banks) still
authorized it as legal tender. These Stasi agents then went on a shopping
spree for things such as food, fuel and other basic necessities, some of
these things some agents hadn’t seen in a while. Although the agents were
treated well, they still had some nostalgia over the West Berlinin foods.
However it came to a quick close for most as when finally making their
purchases, some of their tender was found to be counterfeit resulting in the
arrest of some and the release of most with the basic excuse of “I
didn’t know that was counterfeit.” One Stasi agent, however, was unlucky
when he responded to the officer detaining him, “Tut mir
lied, Offizier… ich wusste nicht, dass ich das nicht tun konnte.

Naturally, the officer did not let him off with a warning and 4 agents were
brought in for, not on crimes of espionage but for being involved in a
counterfeit money scheme. 1 other fellow Stasi agent, attempting to maintain
his cover-identity, was encouraged by officers to testify against one of the
suspects“.
He soon backed out and returned to the German Democratic Republic in personal
shame. The mission was a mild success as most of the fake currency did
get into circulation but the prices on the goods they were purchasing
themselves remained decently stagnant.

France

Basque Separatists

Intelligence Gathering

Operation Successful, Failure to Maintain Secrecy

French DST agents have set their sights on a new prize of their
own. Shifting their policies from that of the Algerian Civil War, they sent a
detachment to focus more on these “Basque Separatists” to their
mainland border. The Bureau sent agents out to successfully catalog a list of
potential members and sympathizers with the group in Basque Territory and
bordering lands, although these people’s direct relations to the ETA are
still in question, the surveillance was present nonetheless. To the real
French Basque Separatists however, they came quick to realize that most of
their soldierly members of their syndicates were being watched – closely. Unbeknownst to them, the DST was watching and waiting for
them to step out of line so they could come in and quench their blood-lust by
seeing those sympathizers in cuffs.

Portugal

Internal (Portugal)

Election Rigging

Operation Success, Maintains Secrecy

The PIDE Secret Police, who have a firm hold over the entire
country following the successful rigging of the previous elections, will once
again do their magic on the Second Republic for this next election season.
The PIDE Police rig ballots, board members and go as far to intimidate
counters to shift this next election cycle to that holding overwhelming
support for the restoration of the monarchy, a referendum upcoming in October
of this year. How it’s truly felt by the people is yet to be seen.












March – April













Attacker

Defender

Type of Operation

Outcome

Results

People’s Republic of China

USSR (Transports in China)

A Mean One >:( (Theft)

Operation Mild Success (Phase 1, Failure: Immediate Shift to
Phase 2, Successful)

The Soviet Union, through a previous plan before, has begun transporting weapons and goods to the Democratic
People’s Republic of Vietnam.
Naturally, one way to get there was through
China. Upon crossing into China, the Soviets were met with a PLA escort to
assist them on their path, one of which that was also sending goods to the
DRV as well. The Chinese and Russian convoys went from checkpoint to
checkpoint before coming across a railway station. Some PLA officers
suggested to their fellow Communists, as good Communists do, that it may be faster if they
used the rails to transport said goods down to Vietnam. This was refused and
they went along their way, translators having soldiers befriend each other
amicably. Everything was happy! Until it wasn’t. All the while, the Chinese were cozying up
to the Soviet Convoymen as the shipments went South, inspections being done
on each vehicle at almost every single checkpoint to determine and locate
which truck had what they were looking for in particular. Midway into China,
a checkpoint officer finally found what he was looking for – RPG-7s. He
alerted his fellow Chinese Communists, as good communists do, and some
Chinese men in the convoy shifted to that truck in particular, ready for
their plan.
At this point, the convoy went on with more of the Chinese
escorts and soldiers starting to drive the Russian trucks as, along the way,
they were getting the Soviets drunk off of Chinese alcohol so much until they
were near completely incapacitated. It was at this point, in the middle of the road, a Chinese
escort in the same truck transporting the RPG-7’s ‘absentmindedly’ pushed off
a crate holding a few dozen RPG-7’s and then tossed off another crate of
rockets off of the truck with a loud noise.
Along the drive, the drunk
Soviets in one truck heard a loud noise and, drunkenly, questioned their
fellow Chinese Communist. “What was that?” ‘Bump in road!’
“What?” ‘Bump in road!’ “Okay…” The soldier then called
it in on his radio, speaking in Mandarin on the location of where the
“bump” in the road was located and the convoy went on without a
worry, arriving at their destination with 50 RPG-7’s short, nothing that was
noticed. The PLA, however, quickly obtained this shipment of RPG’s.
Now in full possession of both rocket and missiles, although the rockets were
a bit damaged, as was the wooden crate when it was kicked off at 48km/h from
a moving truck.

USSR

Turkey

Cell Establishment

Operation Catastrophic Failure, Failure to Maintain Secrecy,
Agents Arrested

Soviet agents attempted to establish a cell in the Nation of
Turkey but failed to find a good and formidable foothold in the nation
involving their cover identity and solid backstories of their identities, as
well as a good excuse for having just 100 AKM’s. They entered the country with ease,
even successfully smuggling said weapons but the big trick was when they had
attempted to contact friendly socialist groups, Turkish authorities had
detained them on a random search, soon discovering their stocks holding the
weapons and quickly arrested 18 agents involved with 2 escaping back to the USSR with the remaining 150 AKMs
to spread the news of their failure.

USSR

Iran

Cell Establishment

Operation Failure, Maintained Secrecy

Soviet agents attempted to establish a cell in Iran with the
socialist groups present and did gain entry into the nation with proper cover
IDs but failed to establish a solid contact with these groups. Most of them
were either too afraid, too passive, or too paranoid to accept the Soviet
Assistance, fearing it was a trap by the Shah. The agents await further
orders and are more than confident that they had successfully covered all of
their tracks and open radio communications back home with Moscow.

USSR

Greece (KKE)

Cell Establishment

Operation Successful, Maintained Secrecy

Soviet agents successfully managed to establish a cell in
Greece inside of the KKE Party. They brought with them 143 AKM’s and await
further orders and are more than confident that they had successfully covered
all tracks and open radio communications back home. The remaining AKM’s had
to be ditched sadly by the spies as they crossed into the Greece Waters,
doing so to prevent apprehension.

USSR

Syria

Cell Establishment

Operation Successful, Maintained Secrecy

Soviet agents attempted to establish a cell in the Nation of
Syria and even managed to find a good and formidable foothold in the nation
involving their cover identity and solid backstories of said identities. They
maintained radio silence as most were paranoid that their cover may be blown
however quickly met up with all 65 assets in the nation to form a sizable
base camp in the mountains nearby the Israeli Border. It was here they had
set up a camp with friendly socialist groups, attempting to spread the
current incumbent’s version of Communism while beginning to train them with
50 of their advisers.

USSR

Afghanistan (Socialist Splinter Cells)

Cell Establishment

Operation Failure, Maintains Secrecy

Soviet agents attempted to establish a cell that would be the
start of a violent insurrection in the Kingdom of Afghanistan however failed
to make contact with viable socialist groups. It was hard when there was no
direct Socialist or Communist Party in the nation at all, leaving the 500
advisers sent to prepare these people to call off the convoys of supplies
until the political situation could be dealt with, less they begin training
and arming a “Socialist” band of people who just turn out to be
fascists or, even worse, bad people.

USSR

Philippines

Cell Establishment

Operation Met With Mild Success, Secrecy Maintained

Soviet agents attempted to establish a cell in the Nation of
Philippines but failed to find a good and formidable foothold in the nation
at first. The Soviet KGB agents traveled to the island via boat-craft,
utilizing small transports before going in on canoe and off instruments to
these islands. Their first mission was to establish contact with the
Communists present and arm them, readying them for war, but the first step
was finding them. Dozens of crafts were launched on dozens of the islands
with most agents yielding little to no results, after all, seeing a white man
in most of those islands was a sign of trouble. One band of 38 spies met on
Visayas where they together established a base of operations. They maintained
radio silence but soon found a small insurgent cell of a few dozen Communist
Fighters. They then had a number of their spies return to their vessel,
bringing only a handful of weapons (18 AKM’s, 8 RPK’s) which was far from
what they had anticipated – but at least it was a start.

USSR

Zanzibar

Cell Establishment

Operation Successful, Maintained Secrecy

Soviet agents attempted to establish a cell in Zanzibar and
did so successfully. They smuggled in 15 Communist Recruitment Officers and
25 military advisers, meant to begin propagandizing and training the people
there for a larger communist movement. They met with some like-minded people
and set up a home-base where they await further orders and are more than
confident that they had successfully covered all tracks and open radio
communications back home.

USSR

Basque

Other (Smuggling Operation)

Operation Failure, Secrecy Maintained

Soviet agents attempted to assist the ETA’s in Spanish Basque
by assisting them in a smuggling ring but either failed to link up with their
contacts, failed to find their contacts, or were in the wrong place entirely.
The KGB agents were far off from the memories of their NKVD Handlers who had
served in this country during the Civil War, the people and places were not
like they used to be.