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December 16, 2009
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November 25, 1959
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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040019-5 Office Memorandum UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO Chief, Language and Area School FROM . Deputy Chief, Area Training SUBJECT: Weekly Activities Report DATE: 25 November 1959 A. SIGNIFICANT ITEMS None to report. 3. OTHER ACTIVITIES 1. My draft memorandum for the DD/P Training Officer on our prospective new program of Americans Abroad briefings is ready for your review. I am suggesting that we set 1 February as the cut-in date for us to be ready with the new-style briefings on those countries with which our staff is at present reasonably familiar. Other countries would be added only to meet indicated Agency (and especially DD/P) need. All briefings will be tailored as far as possible to the actual situations and, problems the employee and dependent can be expected to meet on his first tour in a given country. We are continuing to hold frequent meetings of the Area Staff in our endeavor to carry out a thoroughgoing revision of the program. 2. ~ returned from a two weeks' course on European regional organization at F.S.I. Although coordination of the various topics and speakers was inadequate, a number of individual talks in the series proved of value. The most outstandin contribution was of P.-H. Spaal, Secretary-General of NATO. who joined on this occasion, was much impressed as were other Agency personnel. Most of the other speakers, however, fell considerably below Mr. Spaak's level of frankness and depth of personal analysis. 25 YEAR RE-REVIEW Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040019-5