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//& LINCLAS~V#Aed ForbI l/08/30 : CIA-RDP771 I0 14 QjQpQ11-4 ^ SECRET ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET Deputy Legislative Counsel 14151 TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) 1. STATINTL OFFICER'S INITIALS 27 February 1975 COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) The letter from Areeda on the Harrington resolution has now been revised (attached). I have redrafted the Director's proposed response on H. Res. 205 to conform with the changes. If it meets with your approval, please let us know so that we can put it in final. In the meantime, we will coordinate with Defense and NSC. We need to respond to Price by this afternoon. 13. FORM 3-62 -y Awwr iA00^&4#L. tAojelp- Yev "ffll"2%pop 0 Aooroved For Relealse 2001408/30 : CEIA-RDP77M00144R000800100011-4 610 uSEDITIONSSU5 ^ SECRET ^ CONFIDENTIAL ^ SEEON Y ^ UNCLASSIFIED D RAk&ro 6lFbhRel44s'e 2001/DS130 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800100011-4 Honorable Melvin Price, Chairman House Armed Services Committee House of Representatives Washington, D. C. 20515 Dear Mr. Chairman: This is in response to your request for my comments on matters raised in House Resolution 205 with regard to the Central Intelligence Agency. H. Res. 205 would direct the Secretary of Defense to furnish to the House of Representatives within 10 days certain information relating to developments in Chile in 1972 and 1973. This subject was addressed by the President during a news conference on September 16, 1974 (copy enclosed). Further, information on Agency activities with 3 espect to Chile has been provided to committees in the Congress. It is believed that regardless of the country involved, information on activities undertaken by this Agency abroad to help implement foreign policy and protect national security, should be dealt with by committees of the Congress with due consideration for protecting against the disclosure of information which could be harmful to the Nation's interests. This approach is consistent with the committee structure established for the oversight of this Agency, the enactment of Section 32 of Public Law 93-559 (copy enclosed) and the establishment of the Select Committee on Intelligence pursuant to House Resolution 138. In view of the above considerations, it is my hope that H. Res. 205 will not be approved. Sincerely, W. E. Colby EnclApla-ni d For Release 2001/08/30: CIA o Pil 0144R000800100011-4 AlMr~rp or Release 200.4i 0 G i 2~P R000000100.011 CEN IT 0 ji -3t ;t1 7 ; 5 Dear Mr. Chairm. na The Presidenxt. has.,aslced me to resp twentieth, and to tell you how much tunity to comment on 1-1. Res. Z07. A considerable portion of the inform Resolution was previously supplied t Committee I and to ether committees Executive Branch. To assemble the from the relevant agencies and i.ndiv recui.re, substantial time. An in por might be considered is the establish Sele.ct Committee on, Intelligence wvhi Ch :txmay. some of the matters raised by H. Res. 207. other ccountry, , for considering the extent to jrh.ich nan es. of .United States activities that might have affected Chile 0 r any choose to consider The Committee may also wish to co slcler w tether such a resolution is an a.pprcipriate instzui . ?t for ? xploring anlr considering the degree to which advi e excha(x~ged within the Executive Branch should wisely be s read orb the 'record. The President. hopes that H. Res. 201 Win xnc t be approved. Phillip Couxise Honorable ThOmas E. Mor gan Chairman Committee on Foreign Affairs souse of Representatives Washington, D. G. 20515 titan re~luested by this ` f the G xxgre s s by the approp late inform,ation duals, tnoreover, would alit addtiona1 fact that exit by the House of a Approved For Release 2001/08/30 : CIA-RDP77MOO144R000800100011-4