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Saris .ped?-For Release ~ a,; n P.i jn Pc; o AHLIi~i.'iON, VA. NORTHERN VIRGINIA SUN B.''17,476 JUL4 150- The House and the Senate are weeks of , r can e s s reac e scouting a new and sensitive front, ,angrliy and rekindled Latin fears If of the cold war: government- spon- ..and tempers. N cored research in foreign countries. The furor cancelled the project, These studies by social scientists . and the President ordered that the I provide lnformationn useful in defin- State, Department review all future', ,?ing;and carrying put U.S. policies..: research backed by the.Cf},U ab -oad. Research might identify .' Defense Department and other non- tli~ causes of unrest in time to "scientific agencies. The federal I avert a crisis or examinethe role ~?agencies are not particularly happy of a particular institution. In a coun- with the arrangement, and the so- try: ?'cial scientists have cried "censor- { This is not spy-work but a scien- ship." tific inquiry into what makes for- Rep. Dante Fascell will Introduce ''.cign societies tick and how they bills to soothe the strained relations. might react. It involves sociology,' between the academic freedom, psychology, political science and political interference, methods and, other academic disciplines. goals of government-commissioned., The U.S. has learned that such research. information is valuable but also Fascell would establish a White' that well-intentioned projects may House Conference. on the behavorial further muddy the foreign policy ...sciences,. create an office of social waters. Sen. Fred R. Harris plans ' and behhvorial sciences In the to open hearings on the delicate re-' executive branch and establish a lationship of government and National Foundation on Social Sci-?' -,i science and the complicating nuan- ence to coordinate existing 're ces of foreign relations.' One ques- search. This would put the social tion he will examine is whether all ..sciences on more equal footing with government-backed social research:.' the physical sciences. abroad should be approved and con- The government needs to' know. trolled by the civilian State Depart.-.': a great deal more not only about ment. . what forces are changing the, One project of the Defense De-., ;,world, but how people over the' partment last year was misconstru- ' world are reacting to and coping` cd as "meddling internally". Oper with the changes in-their lives. The' anon Camelot was to examine the behavorial sciences can be an causes of revolution in underdeve- " . ? fective tool In obtaining informa loped countries, beginning with tion needed to formulate effective,,) Chile, But neither the host govern- 'and realistic,pOl1cies abroad. ,.ment, the U.S. State Department While ,the efforts of Sen. t-Iarr is ;nor the U.S. ambassador in Chile. and Rep. Fascell will not provide was fully informed of the scope and ? all the answers, they will at least purpose of.'the research. With U.S. start us on a national assessment ' intervention in Santo Domingo only, pf 'how "best to use this ,'new tool . s? ii . - :.t.. :.J.uii rf:u..4+...i..:+.r':ae.a+"?..:../.~e~.'.+ii.i.1'.r CPYRGHT Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00149R.000200670011-8