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Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09TOO207RO01000020057-1 NE,Y YO:K{ TI'=S C.I.A. Briefings Said to omit Data By SEYMOUR M. HERSH telling them, in effect, "here's; two weeks ago of the C.LA.'s'I Special to The New York Times i the kind of thing we did" and; involvement in Chile. did not fully reveal what actu-I A number of senior House WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 - ally had been undertaken by, and Senate members are known Secretary of State Kissinger did'I the C.I.A. to be angry at Representative ili At no time during the meet jMichael J. Harrington, Demo- 'not mention,any Central Intel- !withgence labor g unionsinand etrade; mg, the source said: did Mr.1crat of Massachusetts, who wasf Kissinger mention the l to read top-secrets groups in Chile when he briefed' of labor unions or trade groups. testimony on the C.I.A. activ- Ford leaders and the! The Secretary of State also1ities three months ago and later Ford Cabinet in separate meet told the Cabinet memebrs, the wrote a confidential letter, lbsource said, that the C.I.A.'s;based on that testimony, to thel istr this waed, reliable sources and ) total investment in Chile since~Chairman of the committes. Al sources said today. 1964-some S11-million-was;copy of Mr. Harrington's letter, The sources said that Mr.1 "marginal." supplied by an outside source, Kissinger defended the C.LA. s; Kissin;er's Role :York made available to The New clandestine operations in Chile! York Times three weeks ago. during the regular Tuesday: Mr. Kissinger served aS Pres The White House intelligence morning Cabinet meeting. Ac-Iident Nixon's adviser on na-I briefing also produced a public cording to one source with', tional security when the initial conflict over its scope. The! firsthand knowledge, he de-1 decisions about Chile's future White House spokesman, John, Glared, "All we did was support, were made in 1969 and 19701W. Hushen, told newsmen; newspapers and political oppo-and also was chairman of the, afterward that' the meeting in- nents of Allende who were un-~ 40 Committee, a high-level in-I eluded a "full and fra lk dis- der siege." . I telligence panel that oversees. cussion of the full range of A similar description of the, and authorizes clandestinel, C.I.A. activities. C.I.A.'s role was given by Pres-I C.I.A. activity. I But House Speaker Carl ident Ford at his news confer- During. classified testimony i Albert, who also attended thet ence Monday and again by Mr.' before the' Senate Foreign Re- I session, reported that "what{ Kissinger in testimony yesterilations Committee in Septem-'the President and Secretary ofl day before the Senate Foreign! berg 1973, shortly after the ~ State said was essentially what; Relations Committee. jcoup that overthrew the Al-Ithe President said at this news, The New York Times report-Mende Government, Mr. Kis-I conference." ed today that the C.I.A. secretly singer did not mention any I "There was some additional financed striking labor unions] C.I.A. involvement with unions detail, but the story was and trade groups for more than, and trade groups. He depicted there,' he added. 18 months before the govern-i the C.I.A.'s role in Chile as l The House Democratic leader, ment of Chilean President Sal "very minor" and said the ef-IThomas P. O'Neill Jr. of '-etas-' vador Allende Gossens was': forts there were aimed at sachusetts, also told newsmen;. overthrown last September. strengthening the "democratic! after the briefing that the re- Support parties." !,marks of President Ford and!. Support for Strikers Congressional sources, in sep-1 Mr. Kissinger had generally) More .than half of the $8-mil-'arate interviews, similarly saidIbeen limited to a justification) lion authorized for covert C.I.A.!that there had been no mention Iof C.I.A: s activities in Chile operations during the three-: of any C.I.A. involvement withI previously disclosed. Before the year Government of President,labor or trade groups during a,session, White House officials 'Allende was used to provide,, 90-minute briefing yesterday by; had said the Congressmen strike benefits and other sup-, Mr. Kissinger and Presidentiwould get a full review of the port for striking middle-class; Ford for nine legislators at theIC.I.A_overseas operations. workers, The Times's sourcesWhite House. said. 1 One source said that two of In the Cabinet meeting, ac-Ithe Congressmen present, Rep- cording to an Administration! resentatives F. Edward Hebert, source, Mr. Kissinger gave asiDemocrat of Louisiana, chair- examples of the type of clande-i man of the House Armed stine activities underwritten by Services Committee, and Wil- the C.I.A. the granting of direct;liam G. Bray, Republican of' aid to a supposedly threatened 'iIndiana, a member of the Armed newspaper and to anti-AllendeIServices Intelligence Subcom- politicians. imittee, both expressed consid- The source said that some; erable concern over the leak of Cabinet member noted at theiclassified information that led time that Mr. Kissinger wasito the newspaper revelations 00723 Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09TOO207RO01000020057-1