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June 10, 1963
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Approved For Release 2000 rrn"T. 8/21 CIA-RDP66B00664R000200190013-5 10 June 1963 MEMORANDUM FOR: Chief, Operations Division, OSA Critique on Missions GRC 153 and GRC 154 1. Following is a list of discrepancies and comments derived from the critique of missions GRC 153 and GRC 154. The critique was late getting started because of the late arrival of a few participants. Development Division and the Security Staff were not represented. All those who were present were reminded that the critique is a required action and should note that prompt arrival is necessary so that the critique will proceed with dispatch. a. The on both tracks showed tracker plots almost precise y on the briefed track. Many of them were on briefed points. Comment: INTEL was requested to compare the briefed route with the NPIC readout and report their findings. (Closed item unless there is a 25X1A marked divergence from the b. ID/OSA was requested to determine the exact location of the suspect SAM Site at Lan-chou. Comment: This will be provided on the NPIC readout. (Item closed) c. The weather forecasts for both missions were very accurate, and the Weather Staff was requested to give a "well done" to Weather Central. Comment: This has been accomplished. (Item closed) d. On mission GRC 154 the pilot turned short of point W because he mistook one airfield for another one. will be reminded to emphasize the value of 25X1A dead reckoning procedures. Comment: IDEALIST action. Report for _ :L54 25X1C was not available. INTEL has procedure under way to provide intercept reports earlier. (Open item) IDEA 1229/A Page 1 of 2 Copy of Q Approved For Release 2000/08/23 IROP66B00664R000200190013-5 Approved For Release 2000/08/23 : CIA-RDP66B00664R000200190013-5 25X1A e. There is a possibility of a spurious signal on the System XII activator at Lan-chou; a possible failure of System VI, and there were extraneous signals on System VI on GRC 154. Comment: Communications Staff has taken action to verify the signals recorded from System XII to ascertain the possible two-minute failure on System VI from They have a modification which will eliminate extraneous signals on the master recorder of System VI. (Item closed) 2. Recommend this memorandum be distributed to all participants as a guide for their comments. All participants are reminded that notification of action taken and com- pleted is required. 25X1A IDEA 1229/A Page 2 of 2 Copy C of @3 Approved For Release 2000/08/2 FDP66B00664R000200190013-5 t