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November 17, 2016
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July 17, 2000
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May 9, 1967
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1G'3 +Pc'-O _ App oved FlIRefeyase o GL0C -I10CRAT =13,459 8/03: CIA-RDP75-001 ,C. ~- oney fo iRIOUMers worked up over alleged dis- could . Me Min ME bursal of Central Intelligence Agency funds' to wish. Walter and Victor Reuther of the United Auto Workers, and to agents of the AFL-CIO, covers no legitimate controversy. It seems no reason to point a finger of bony indignation at the CIA. While It's true the Reuthers have strong socialistic tendencies, there Is' no evidence the agency monies weren't used precisely for the purpose the CIA intended-to counter Communist unionization and Red labor sub- se . version abroad.This seems nothing else but It becomes a little tiresome to watch a steady sound intelligence work in the ideological war. i drum-fire directed at CIA, which cannot defend The secrecy surroundirlig such itself, for doing what it is supposed to do. operations may If it h as made mistakes, and like every other surprise some, but, no one should be so naive government agency it has, it should not be to believe it could have been done any other smeared out of hand for Its fund. distribution way. The furor sounds as if the recent reve- to obtain essential information it Is supposed lations are being used to discredit CIA-4whirh to t ge CPYRGHT S-348,631 be exactly what pro-Communist elements Reports that United States intelligence used and profited from subsidies to various organi. zations should shock no one. On the contrary, knowledge of Communist undercover operations in other lands is imperative to Washington information and policy. Only if such funds were misused would there be onus, and a close watch is maintained on CIA activities by the State Department, a com- mitee of Congress and the White House It lf FOIAb3b Approved For Release 2000/08/03 : CIA-RDP75-00149R000606460005-4