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25X1 Approved For Release 2004/02/12 : CIA-RDP78BO5703A000500050033-0 Approved For Release 2004/02/12 : CIA-RDP78BO5703A000500050033-0 Approved Fo ass 94/094119~.PlA-RW,79 3Q 7 250~0,0VILIB3-0 GENERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT Washington, D.C. 20451 Established by the Arms Control and Disarmament Act of Sept. 26. 1961 Dear Dick, 25 Declass Review by NIMA/DOD This will confirm my invitation to you at breakfast yesterday to meet with the Committee on May 28 to consider our overall strategic intelligence capability. We have revised our draft agenda along the lines of our discussion. I do think that the Committee should have the benefit not only of your over-all judgment but of direct contact with the specialized organizations as well. With that in mind, we shall count on you to give the Committee the total picture at the outset and oni to tie up any loose ends at the end of the specialized presentations. If you would like to have ith you to start us off, that wou . Could I also ask you to arrange for someone from the National Photo ra hi I t i g p c n erpretat on Center to speak with us about their speciality from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.? I am enclosing our agenda and a full set of questions as a guide to the Committee's particular interests and as an aide to reducing overlapping presentations. Our questions are intended as a general outline and I hope that you will feel free to adjust your remarks to the Committee as you think best to give us the basic understanding that we want to acquire. If there re details to arrange, your staff can discuss The Honorable Richard Helms, Director, Central Intelligence Agency, Headquarters Building. CONTROLLED DISSEM SECRET GROUP 1 Exoluded from automatio downgrading and 25 25 25 Approved For RA4.6-446. A' "'^' ~ '" ~ ^3A0 6 ~ ion Approved Fo lease 2004/02/12: CIA-RDP78B057 000500050033-0 SECRET SECRET Approved For Release 2004/02TT2-GTA-RDP78B05703A000500050033-0 Thanks again for coming down for breakfast and giving us the. benefit of your advice. Sincerely, Enclosures: 1. Draft Agenda. (SECRET) 2. Guide Questions. (TOP SECREI',CW) Approved F00lease 2004/02/12: CIA-RDP78B0571&000500050033-0 SECRET Place:. General Advisory Committee May 28, 1970 Operations Center Conference Room - 7514 .Department of State, Washington, D. C. 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Appraisal-of U.S. Intelligence Resources and Significance for SALT, Mr. Richard Helms, Director, CIA Electronic Intelligence Collection and Processing, NSA Aerospace Intelligence Operations Lunch Aerospace Photography Interpretation, NPIC Strate is ntelligence Interpretation, Mr. Director for Strategic Research, CIA Executive Session Adjournment Acting May 12, 1970 Approved For Release 200 CIA-RDP78BO5703A000500050033-0 General Advisory Committee Questions for the Meeting of May 28, 1970 Electronic Intelligence Collection and Processing (NSA) 1. What is the magnitude and nature of the COMINT/ELINT effort directed against the Soviet. Union 2. What kinds of information, with is provided by the COMINT technique? 3. What kinds of information, is provided by the ELINT technique, with and China? concrete examples, concrete examples, including telemetry our ability to overcome 5. Can the U.S. keep pace with the expanding volume of 4,. What confidence do we have in improving Soviet security measures? Soviet communications? .7. What advances are being made 'n collecting, processing, 6.. In what ways does communications monitoring;' relate to SALT,and the development. of strateg'c weapons? and analyzing electronic data on Sovie radar research and testing? could prevent the United States from collected in their missile and radar and Chinese missile and he Soviets or Chinese '8. What are the prospects that t TOP SECRET acquiring data now being research and testing? Y~~~idedMrom`',automatb` aecla8eification Approved For Relea" OIMp l'?'1 / 2-%IA,"h' J gB0570. A000500050033-0 Approved Folease 2004/02/12: CIA-RDP78BO57 000500030+083+0 TOP SECRET Approved F0 lease 2004/02/12: CIA-RDP78B057000500OQW3,r0 TOP SECRET General Advisory Committee ,Questions for the Meeting of May 28, 1970 Strategic Intelligence Interpretation (CIA) 1. Taking account of all sources of information, how reliable is U.S. knowledge of Soviet and Chinese strategic weapons R and D, production, flight testing and deployment? ti 2. With what confidence and with what quickness can we 3. What is the relative contribujion to our understanding of strategic weapons of the different types of collection and which of these might be impaired by increased Soviet security. detect changes and improvements in Soviet and Chinese e.g. MIRV or SPRINT type of ABM? testing as contrasted to. oo tinuedunr stricte.dweapons research intelligence of a strategic arms limitation agreement with .cooperative means of verification _. provisions affecting weapon 4. What would. be,the effect, upon 'the reliability of our development?_ TOP S ECRET Approved For Relex':Edj "R-2111 systems, Excludod from automatic .: downgraaing and" 4eclaocification Approved F00lease 20Q4M2/12j4 Q A 2DP78BO57 000500050033-0 General Advisory Committee Questions for the Meeting of May 28 , 1970 Military Intelligence and Special Collection Operations (DIA) 1. What types of data are collected and analyzed by the Defense Intelligence Agency and the three military services about the Soviet Union and China, particularly with respect to strategic weapons? 2. What kinds of area surveillance operations are directed at the Soviet Union and China or carried on around the borders,. including both overt and peripheral or "ferret" reconnaissance' operations such as Early Warning and b 3. What are the collection, capabilities of the U.S. Navy, both active and passive., ,with re attache collections, and remote technical ackscatter radar? s.pec,t: to.. S,o:viet. and Chinese shipping and especially seaborn strategic weapons? 4,. What other special sensors an ,have,-been used or are technically feas that could be used to observe specific, --strategic weapons operations? .May 1;2,.1970 TOP SECRET,: d platforms are or ible and available Soviet and Chinese G^JUP, 11' Exclndod from automatio 2~j downL radin~, and. declassification Approved For Release 2004/02/12 CIA-RDP78BO5703A0005000500 Approved Folease 20 ?ii.921?2d -RDP78B057S000500050033-0 Satellite Intelligence Operations (NRO) What systems have been or are now in operation that provide data on the USSR and China? 2. What additional contribution systems operated by the. 3.. What are future they be augmented in the projections of coverage and how might event of a strategic arms agreement? 4. What types of remote sensors applicable to strategic weapons monitoring are under development? 5. What steps can be taken to oveircome.Soviet or Chinese deception, camouflaging or other counter measures? IT"OUP 1 Excludod troin `,zutomatio down i a~~.:tric; and deaias i:i ;cation Approved For M8B05703A0?0500050033-0 Approved F00Iease 2q"fD2g9:F1#--RDP78B0571*000500050033-0 General Advisory Committee Questions for the Meeting of May 28, 1970 Satellite Photography Interpretation (NPIC) 1. What information can satellite photography provide about developments in the USSR and China and especially about 'strategic weapons development and deployment? .2. How does satellite photography,,draw upon and contribute,to other information collection methods? 3. How frequent, comprehensive and detailed is our coverage of Soviet and Chinese strategic weapons facilities and deployment? 4. What are the limitations and v?lnerability of photo- 5. What can be done to improve the quality of photographic graphic intelligence? 6.- Could an added photographic' intelligence effort significantly increase our confidence 3. our knowledge of Soviet and Chinese strategic weapons development and' intelligence? May 12,, 1970 TOP SECRET GROUP : 25 Approved For ReIW416"Id R'tt is 6i8B05703AO00500 50033-0 Approved Folea??-?0KtML14': CIA-RDP7?BO57QM000500050033-0 General Advisory Committee Questions for the Meeting of May 28 , 1970 Appraisal of U.S. Intelligence Resources and Their Significance for,SALT CIA What has been the post war evolution of intelligence collection and evaluation techniques as ajwhole which have a bearing on Soviet and Communist Chinese strategic weapons? 2. What is the extent and the nature of the resources of all kinds currently available to the United States and'its allies maintaining surveillance of the Soviet Union and mainland China with particular regard to their strategic weapons programs? major strategic weapons programs? from primarily technical intelligence? Does this spectrum of ? I -efforts reduce Soviet confidence in their ability to conceal to our interpretation of strategic weapon developments.derved 3. Does broad knowledge of the Soviet Union based on conventional collection and analysis contribute significantly 4. What are the principal areas of uncertainty and r effort against weakness in our collection and evaluatio Soviet and Chinese strategic weapons? - . 5.. How would future intelligence operations be affected by either an arms control agreement or by failure to agree to GROUP 1? rxoludod froin..automatic. Approved For Release 2004/02/12: CIA-RD 78B05703A00040050033-0 .restrain strategic arms coutPe '.LL -~ ~~ TOP SECRET 6. How confident can we be that our total intelligence resources, present and projected,. would provide timely warning of a significant Soviet, violation of the type of agreement that. we are iow attempting to negotiate in Vienna? Approved For Releas TOP SECRET CIA ~P~78B~ 5703A000500050033-0 Approved Relea"WHPIN P78B0q&q NPIC/TSSG-005-70 X1 X1 *a MEMORANDUM F(B: Executive Director, NPIC THROUGH : Special Issistant, NPIC SUBJECT : Visit b Personnel 25 1. Per our conversation, Director. NPIC on 19 May 1970. Visitors will arrive at 0930 and will be introduced to you at that time. Group Rill visit FL 2. will brief for 15 minutes on NPIC ff!f on, o owe ientation by 3. 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