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COVERT ACTION IN THE 80S

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CIA-RDP89G00720R000100050067-2
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S
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4
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December 27, 2016
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August 25, 2011
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67
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Publication Date: 
September 16, 1981
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MEMO
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/08/25: CIA-RDP89G00720R000100050067-2
16 September 1981
MEMORAPJDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence
FROM Robert M. Gates
SUBJECT Covert Action in the 80s
1. I have read the Frank Lindsay memorandum you forwarded to me and believe,
13 years after it was written, that its judgments continue to be timely and
accurate. As we think about the future of covert action, I would pick out the
following major points he has made as valid foundations for our own work: