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May 24, 1978
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Approved For Release 2009/07/10: CIA-RDP05SO062OR000601480002-1 The [tor of Central Intelligence 24 May 1978 Dear Betty, - Thanks for sending along the Ohio State University Monthly with the article on my visit there in April. I enjoyed meeting with the student body and faculty at OSU and found them most receptive to my talk. Thanks again. STANSFIELD TURNER Ms. Betty Southard Murphy National Labor Relations Board Washington, D.C. 20570 Approved For Release 2009/07/10: CIA-RDP05SO062OR000601480002-1 Approved For Release 2009/07/10: CIA-RDP05SO062OR000601480002-1 0 FORM NLRB-4393 (5-77) NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD -T TO: QT~ FROM: BETTY SOUTHARD MURPHY N-T Th r S l Approved For Release 2009/07/10: CIA-RDP05SO062OR000601480002-1 Approved For Release 2009/07/10: CIA-RDP05SO062OR000601480002-1 The Ohio State University Monthly ADMIRAL Stansfield Turner, direc- tor of the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency, visited the campus last month to discuss current CIA policy and that organization's role in nation- al policy-making. Meeting with press, radio and TV representatives prior to his speech, Admiral Turner adroitly defended the CIA policy of sharing with the public those reports that would not impinge on national security. He said that de- classification in the public interest had many reports available to public scrutiny, admitted that some were not declassified because of jeopardizing CIA operations. The career Navy officer was ap- pointed head of the CIA in March of 1977. He graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1946, served a year at sea before entering Oxford University as a Rhodes scholar. His long Navy career includes hold- ing command of a mine sweeper, a de- stroyer and a guided missile frigate. He was promoted to rear admiral in 1970 and that year assumed com- mand of a carrier task force group of the Sixth Fleet while serving aboard the aircraft carrier USS Indepen- dence. He later directed the systems analysis division of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Adm. Turner became the 36th president of the Naval War College with the rank of vice admiral. In 1974 he was named commander of the U. S. Second Fleet and the NATO Striking Fleet Atlantic. He served in that ca- pacity until August of 1975, when he was named commander in chief, Al- lied Forces Southern Europe, with Campus make a confidential relationship, you cannot disclose everything." Even af- ter years have passed, he explained, confidentiality has to be maintained. "There is no way we can give the public total scrutiny," he said. But he pointed out, the establishment of oversight committees provides Con- gress with the opportunity to keep in touch with activities on the nation's intelligence agencies. - He held little brief for former CIA. operatives who have written "inside' books on their activities with the agency. Most of the former operatives did not consult with CIA officials pri- or to publication of their books. As a result, confidential materials exposed are believed to have endangered ex- isting intelligence operations. Many of these exposes were based on complaints of CIA procedures. The oversight committees established,, said Adm. Turner, were provided the powers to deal with such complaints, but "I have yet to find one whistle- blower who has gone through the oversight procedures." The CIA's history began in World War II when President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). In 1945 May 1978 headquarters in Naples, Italy, with the rank of admiral. Asked about the use of academic scholars for CIA projects, Adm. Tur- ner said he felt relationships between the CIA and faculty members should be no different than any other rela- tionship a professor may enter into. He reaffirmed that Ohio State was not one of the campuses where actual drug testing had taken place under the MK-Ultra project during the 1950s and 1960s. He said that Ohio State of- ficials did not know that faculty mem- bers here were involved in some non- testing phases of the research. It was after the CIA released declas- sified portions of the reports stem- ming from the project that University administrators learned Ohio State, along with nearly 80 other institu- tions, had any involvement in the re- search with drugs on humans. While pointing out that the CIA was trying to be more open, Adm. Turner 6 also emphasized that "When you President Harry S. Truman disbanded the OSS and established the Central Intelligence Group. In 1947 the National Security Act of 1947 established the National Securi- ty Council and replaced the CIG with the Central Intelligence Agency. In the last two years, the Senate Se- lect Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Commit- tee on Intelligence were established by Congress to provide oversight on the nation's intelligence operations. As Director of Central Intelligence, Adm. Turner is the primary adviser to the President and the National Securi- ty Council on national foreign intelli- gence matters. The executive order is- sued by President Jimmy Carter last January gives the Director of Central Intelligence authority to develop the National Foreign Intelligence Pro- gram budget and to direct assign- ments of all Intelligence Community ,collection efforts. The Intelligence Community con- sists of the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Offices within the De- partment of Defense responsible for collection of specialized foreign. intel- ligence, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the Department of State, and the intelligence elements of the military services, the FBI, the De- partments of Treasury and Energy, and the Drug Enforcement Admini- stration. Approved For Release 2009/07/10: CIA-RDP05SO062OR000601480002-1