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1/08/30: CIA-RDP77 j1 01OONOQDBNQ1M012-3 ' ?^ SECRET ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (Optional) FROM: EXTENSION NO. Deputy Legislative Counsel 4151 DATE 27 February 1975 TO: (Officer designation, room number, and DATE building) OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom RECEIVED FORWARDED I I IALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) t. Mr. Warner The letter from Areeda 2. on the Harrington resolution has now been revised (attached). STATINTL I h ft d d th Di ' 3. STATIN L ave re ra e e rector s proposed response on H. Res. 205 to conform with the changes. If 4, it meets with your approval, please let us know so that we can put it in final. In the meantime, 5. we will coordinate with Defense and NSC. We need to respond to i hi P f r ce by t s a ternoon. 6. TATINTL 7. Deputy Legislative Counsel B. 10. S TINTL 11 . 12. 13. 14. 15. Approved For Relea a 2001/0 8/30 : CI -RDP77 00144R000800100012-3 FORM 3-62 61 USEDITIO OUS ^ SECRET ^ CONFIDENTIAL INTERNAL UNCLASSIFIED USE ONLY D RA.1RproW1d 0FRlp$e 1 $8j/30 : CIA-RDP77M00144R0008001000 Honorable Melvin Price, Chairman House Armed Services Committee House of Representatives Washington, D. C. 20515 -7 YQ 65~~ 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 respect 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 EnclAppa d For Release 2001/08/30 : Cl) .o?' 00144R000800100012-3 S-i-M d For Release-2Od1t6FF~f3& hTFFDO jeer 364'75 Dea.x? Mr. Chair?x?n.an: The President ha.s.,a.slced me to z esp nd to -y ur letter of the twentieth, and to tell you how much o appr ciate s the oppor- tunity to comment on H. Res. ?. 0 7. .considering the degree to which advi e. exchan ;ed within the Executive Branch should wisely be s read oxl the 'record.. The Con-u - ittee 'may also wish to co alder w xether `such a resolution is an apps: opriate instr urn. iit for xploringg any .United States activities that might have affected Chile_ or any other country,. for considering the extent to hich narnes of particular persons or companies ought for be idisclosed, ' or for : some of the matters raised by 1-1. Res. 207. A considerable portion of the inforn .tion re uested by this Resolution was previously supplied t6 the Ir'orei.gxx Affairs Committee and to other committees of the C xxgr ss by the Executive Branch. To assemble the approp iate information f'ro'm the relevant agencies and xxidiv duals,. noreoyer, would require. substantial time. An tinpor ant additional fact that might be considered is the esta.blish- ent by the House of a Select Committee on:ln.telligence Nvh ch ma.y. (choose to. consider The President. hopes that H. Res. 20ri will n+ t be approved. Phi.xlip Ar eeda. Counse to then Honorable Thomas E. Morgan Chairman Committee on Foreign Affairs House of Representatives Washington, U. C., 2,0515 Approved For Release 2001/08/30 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800100012-3