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1141YU4 M_ 4 eiJ4 /, W7, 0 ; 2 ~' 10 April 1969 Who knows what "U.S. national objectives and security" consists of? In the counterinsurgency area we are down to seven countries where there seems to be acute U.S. security interests. Suggested reading for this section and as excellent background: Agenda for the Nation -- Brookings Institute but published in paper-back by Doubleday, and I believe an Anchor book. There is a great deal of controversy on this subject and the Nixon Administration has yet to come up with any clear statements of policy. Best single speaker may be But to go back a bit--what is the current role of the U.S. on the world scene? I believe every student and most speakers would have a different idea, but I question whether any person in the CS could speak with authority on this broad, complicated subject. Why not try to get the DCI to open for you on this one topic? SECRET 08/ E DP78-04497A000. p030036-6 Approved For Release 2001/08/28 : CIA-RDP78-04497A000100030036-6 'Approved For Releaee 2001/08/28: o t }J78-04497A0004,ffl030036-6 Part II Polycentrism in the Communist world is of major importance here and C/ICG might well be an excellent scene setter. Excellent reading material might be found in KAHN: The Year 2000. Selections from this thought provoking book could point the way to dis- cussion on all the things you mention--political, military, social and especially economic and scientific trends. Part III A. Among speakers would be and Helpful reading might be CATER: Power in Washington. On the influence of domestic phenomena- might be helpful in point- ing up or tying this in to the CS. On the contribution of intelligence and especially of CS produced intelli- gence why not try to get C/OCI to give you a few groups? Back on domestic developments, how about John Clarke on the great influence of budgetary limitations on CS operations as well as resource constraints on the entire' Executive Branch? 2 Approved For Release 2001/08/28 : CIA-RDP78-04497A000100030036-6 SECRET Approved For Releaft 2001/08/28SEQ~P78-04497A00W030036-6 B. I'm stumped here -- what is CIA today: an overstaffed, complacent, wandering defendant of the status quo or a vibrant, creative, forward-looking, realistic group of professionals serving the USG? for the CS Mission, you can get as many ideas can people--we are or seem to be still in 1969 trying to to ruin: espionage we become be all things to all people--the sure road Are we really on a mission of meaningful and significant counter-intelligence or have fat, dumb and happy? Have we so diffused our patrimony that we have lost sight of our historic mission? Are we a rudder-less ship as many believe or are we so sophisticated that we are brimming with signi- ficant accomplishments while creating the appearance of floundering? Re your footnote, I believe it vital for these students to understand SfT collection--both means and results--if they are to comprehend the direction the CS must take if it is to survive. Only someone from DDS&T, in my opinion, can set this scene and your students should be cleared for anything that is being done in this vital area. On liaison in the community, if he is permitted to speak freely, can open a few eyes to some realities vis-a-vis the military! Approved For Release 2001/08/28 : CIA-RDP78-04497A000100030036-6 3SECET Approved For ReleW 2001/08/28 : C 04497A0004$0030036-6 Third Week I won't even write the title of this week, for I am so disgusted about the subject that I find it difficult to be coherent. Most assignments, not many, are certainly Approved For Release 2001/08/28 : CIA-RDP78-04497A000100030036-6 4 SECRET Approved For ReleW 2001/08/lt lDP78-04497A00 030036-6 J arbitrary and on a who-knows-whom basis. This will continue in the CS so long as the CS permits Division Chiefs to have life and death authority over personnel. The only meaning of ".ca.eer" in the CS is time on duty. Have we ever had a professional personnel administrator in the CS or in this Agency? No qualified such person would undertake a job here! Our egotistic attitude toward the use of personnel exceeded only by our abysmal 444 4t&z", ignorance of human being It is not the nature of our business that precludes proper use and treatment of our personnel; it's the nature of us ourselves. Witness, if you will, 9 ou'of 10 fitness reports picked at random to see that we walk on unfrozen water! I know of no one who can speak with authority on this non-subject and the literature on Personnel Administration is proscribed. Approved For Release 2001/08/26 pP78-04497A000100030036-6 Approved For Relea 2001/08/28SURE P78-04497A00QLP030036-6 trusted our officers sufficiently, to try. Where the finance people think we are all crooks the CI and the Security people think we are all so weak that we'll be recruited! We don't even know what makes Russians tick, much less what might make them susceptible to our blandishments! As for techniques for the course, I suggest a two team approach with the whole class setting out a problem, selecting alternative solutions and then taking opposite views for best solution through debate, analysis, exami- nation. The friction of the two teams may cause a spark of value to scintillate. One last thought: creativity, innovation, imagi- nation--whatever you call it.... is the ability to form new relationships between previously unrelated things. With an uninterrupted month before them maybe these people can discover some new relationships which could further the CS mission. Approved For Release 2001/08/28 6CIA-RDP78-04497A000100030036-6 SECRET