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December 9, 2016
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August 27, 2001
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February 27, 1975
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^ ACLASSIflp AFB' >0 ved Fo teIUSIBEO10V1/08/30: CIA-RDP77UO1 K6b%9Na1AO13 2 El SECRET ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (Optional) STATINTL FROM: O D EXTENSION NO. / DO 6895 DATE 27 February 1975 TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) DATE OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom RECEIVED FORWARDED INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) DEPUTY G. COUNSEL Per our conversation of 2. BX-3 Geae?i) ST TINTL today, the attached draft response to Chairman Price meets with our 3. a r val. 4. 5. STATINTL 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. FORM USE PREVIOUS INTERNAL 3-62 610 EDITIONS ^ SECRET ^ CONFIDENTIAL ^ USE ONLY ^ UNCLASSIFIED D 'Aftptrovf LL ?rdoe sy 22QOb/QAg0 : CIA-RDP77M00144R000800100013-2 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 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 Approved For Release 2001/08/30 : CIARDP77M00144R000800100013-2 Enclosures irec or