J.V. Grombach and his group "The Pond" might be the least well known development in wartime US intelligence because of a commitment to pursuing his political enemies using the power of an unknown intelligence group. In total secrecy, he would attempt to destroy or purge official groups of those he found unacceptable and it would require other officials to stop his increasingly damaging attacks from within their own ranks.
A selection of over twenty notable documents largely from the new JFK Records releases that present additional details regarding Operation MONGOOSE and related officials. Among the files are documents regarding Phase I (Course A), Phase II (Course B), Special Group Augmented meetings, and one related official's view of Mongoose Chief Edward Landsdale being a "kook...wildman" and "just plain crazy". #JFK #CIA #MONGOOSE