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September 21, 1973
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Approved For Release 2006/10/14: CIA-RDP75B00380R000400130036-9 CONFIDENTIAL JOURNAL OFFICE OF LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Friday - 21 September 1973 of Senator Stuart yming on, a blind memo summarizing our earlier testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding the latest Soviet ICBM launching techniques. 2 elivered to Amelia Graves, in t:he office 3. Delivered to Ed Braswell, Chief Counsel, Senate Armed Services Committee, a copy of the above memo to Senator 25X1 Symington. 4, Met with Senator Milton Young and briefed him on recent developments regurarrig Soviet ICBM testing and submarine construction and indications of Arab terrorist activity. :[ told Young we were concerned about the recent spate of rumors of Agency involvement in the coup in Chile and some of the other sensational stories that were going around and would appreciate his letting us know if he had any sug- gestions as to how we could set the record straight for the benefit of his skeptical colleagues. He said he didn't think we need have any serious worries in this regard and he would keep my suggestion in mind. I reminded Young that we were ready to brief our Appropriations Sub- committee at any time and that I thought there were several things they would probably want to know about before too long. He said he agreed and would suggest to Chairman McClellan that it might be well to have such a briefing before the Veterans' Day recess (18 - 23 October). CRC, 4/11/2003 Approved For Release 2006/10/14: CIA-RDP75B00380R000400130036-9 Approved For Release 2006/10/14: CIA-RDP75B00380R000400130036-9 Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 2 Friday - 21 September 1973 5. Met with Senator James Abourezk and delivered the Director's letter replying to the Senator's recent letter to the Director expressing concern about certain Agency activities. Abourezk said the Director's letter was fine as far as it went and he accepted the assurances therein, but it left unanswered the question of our trying to manipulate the governments of other nations. I pointed out that, in. accordance with the National Security Act, any political ., operations were undertaken only under the direction of higher authority, that CIA was a service organization and we didn't make policy but carried out orders from our superiors. I said that, of course, there had been times when we had been involved in, covert operations but many of th urrent rumors about such involvement were d 25X1 I said we welcome a chance to set the record straight and it he had any ques ions from time to time we would be glad to hear from him. I assured him that he would always get one of two answers- -either a completely frank and candid answer, or else a statement that these were matters we were not free to discuss without the approval of our Subcommittee chairmen. He said this was fair enough. In conclusion he said Senator SymingtonL had suggested to him that he get acquainted with the Director and he would very much like to have a meeting, perhaps a lunch. I said I was sure the Director would welcome this and we would be in touch with his office shortly. 6. I I Dr. John Brady, House Foreign Affairs Committee staff, visited Headquarters for a meeting with NARCOG, I I EA Division, and myself. In brief, there is-an additional Chairman Lester Wolff, of the ad hoc Subcommittee on Narcotics, has forwarded copies of the letter to the Acting Secretary of State and Acting Director, Drug Enforcement Administration. The meeting was most cordial and will be followed by further meetings as the re ort on the recent survey trip to Southeast Asia takes form. See Memo for the Record. DP75 Approved For Release 200M6/' lT B00380R000400130036-9 1. 1" Approved For Release 2006/10/14: CIA-RDP75B00380R000400130036-9 (O FIDENTIAL Journal - Office of Legislative Counsel Page 3 Friday - 21 September 1973 7. (Confidential - JGO) Met with Ralph Preston, House Appropriations Committee staff, and delivered a letter from Mr. Colby to Chairman Mahon dated 21 September concerning Preston 25X1 told me that he had passed on the information concerning recent small-scale invasion of Haiti to Representative Dan Flood (D. , Pa.). Flood was satisfied with the report. I picked up from Preston copies of the "Report of Expenditure of Foreign Currencies and Appropriated Funds" for use in reporting Representative Minshall's travel expenses to the House Administration Committee. I reviewed with Preston the OSR September 1973 study "Soviet Military Planning: Origins and Outlines of a Five-Year Defense Plan" and briefed him on several current intelligence items. See Memorandum for the Record. 8. (Confidential - JGO) Talked to Dempsey Mizelle, State, Justice, Commerce, and the Judiciary Subcommittee staff, House Appropriations Committee, who told me that the Subcommittee report a year ago had indicated that the Department of State was expected to follow the same standards for shipment of foreign-rn- ac e vehicles that had been directed for the Department of Defense. Mizelle told me that although there have been many conversations with Department representatives since that time, he knows of no modifica- tion of that position by the Subcommittee. I I DDM&S, has been advised. 9. (Confidential - JGO) Met with Frank Slatinshek, Chief Counsel, House Armed Services Committee, who told me that he needs to have in hand not later than Monday, Agency suggested changes in legislation that have been promised. It is not necessary that the items have formal Agency approval at this time. I told him I would relay the reminder and see if we couldn't have something for him on Monday. In response to his question of yesterday, I explained to Slatinshek the sensitivity and other problems regarding the alleged Brezhnev detente report and gave him a brief outline of the Brezhnev statement. He told me this is sufficient for the present and if any more detail is needed for the Chairman, he will call me. Committee concern results from present consideration of Defense Department request. I reviewed with Slatinshek the OSR September 1973 study "Soviet Military Planning: Origins and Outlines of a Five-Year Defense Plan" and briefed him on several current intelligence items. See Memorandum for the record. CRC, 8/19/2003 Approved For Release 2006/10/14: CIA-RDP75B00380R000400130036-9