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Exer_,ftve Registry Approved For Release 2003/12/16.: CIA-RDP79-00498A000200110082- 7.5 e6 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON,D.C. 20505 Honorable Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate Washington, D. C. 20510 Dear Mr. Chairman: DD/ 4 NOV 1975 ?OLC: 75-2409/b I have your letter of 28 October 1975 inquiring of our response to your earlier questions and requesting copies or access to Agency records on human-use experimentation. Please be advised that we have responded to your '25 September 1975 letter and my staff is now in touch with yours in responding to your new request. In'this connection, and as. you know, I have a responsibility to protect intel- ligence sources and methods including the. confidentiality of our relationships with cooperating Americans. Some of these relationships are classified to prevent a foreign power from learning of an intelligence interest in or use of certain techniques. Other relationships are protected at the request of cooperating Americans who are desirous of maintaining the confidentiality of their association with the Agency. We have worked out procedures with the Senate Select Committee to deal with these concerns as well as to meet the full requirements of the Committee's inquiry. Accordingly I suggest that we apply the same procedures to handle the requirements of your Subcommittee. My staff will be in contact with yours to work out the procedures'as we proceed promptly to respond to your request. I have further instructed my staff to bring to me any problems in this regard so that I may work them out directly with you to avoid delays.., I hope the foregoing will meet with your satisfaction. Sincerely, U.:A.Colby W. E. Colby Director Distribution: -1 =j Original - Addressee L-l" -,DD11 I? 5C/Dul 1 - DCI 1.- DDO 1 - Review S taff 1 - DDCI 1 - OGC 1r - OLC Chron ci 1 - DDS,T . 1 1. Appro Zed-Fdi-RRelease 2003/11/16: bA-RDP379z0dQ39A&661 110082-7 E LC: RC:crh (typed 4 November. 19.75). ~~,0LUno y e, m fz~ '''6ATINTL BIRCHRDAY7t','IND~_ Yt MASAp MARLOW COOK K. Release 2003/12/16: CIA-RDP79-0Q4 2~1 1008 A RS MCC?ATH AS. 3R., MD. QUENTIN N. BURDICK, N. DAK. CHARLES MCC. MATHIAS. JR., MD. QUENTIN N. BURDICK, N. OAK. EDWARD J.OUPoNET, FS.A. JOHN V. TUNNEY, CALIF. RO -ART C. BYRD. W. Va. cnw.~... ...._...r. _. _ PETER M. STOCKETT, JR. CHIEF COUNSEL AND STAFF DIRECTOR Mr. W.E. Colby, Director Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D.C. 20505 October 28, 1975 0D)A Registry File Dear Mr. Colby: In my letter to you dated September 25, 1975, I requested information pertinent to an ongoing inquiry by the Subcom- mittees on Health and Administrative Practice and Procedure into Central Intelligence Agency and Department of Defense involvement in human-use experimentation. In your reply on October 1, you said that you thought addi-. tional inquiries into this area would be duplicative of efforts already put forth on behalf of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In your letter the same day to Senator Church which you enclosed, you said that he might want'to suggest to me that I defer further inquiry into this area until. the Select Committee had completed its' investigation. i have discussed the matter with Senator Church and he said he has no objection to our inquiry. Further, the full Select Committee has consi- dered this matter.and concluded that our interest at this time in the human experimentation activities con- ducted by your agency is entirely proper, as expressed to you in Senator Church's letter of October 6, 1975. I am therefore renewing my request to you for responses to the questions listed in my letter to you dated September 25, 1975. In addition, we would like the following: 1. An unsanitized version of the doc?me,Y,+-c d ; -- _3 RTATINTI e th e emu,.,committees on October 9, 1975 (including deleted materials). ,Z CnUfe falez Zonate COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE ON ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE (PURSUANT TO SEC. 3, S. RES. as. 93D CONGRESS) WASHINGTON, D.C. 20510 Approved For Release 2003/12/16 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000200110082-7 Approved For Release 2003/12/16 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000200110082-7 Mr.- W.E. Colby October 28, 1975 Page 2 2. A copy of all CIA Inspector General reports, annexes to reports, and internal memoranda concerning experimentation that involved human subjects from 1947 to the present. A copy of the "report(s) on destruction of files" 3 . STATINTL referred to byl of CIA's Legislative Counsel's Office in a telephonic conversation with Mr. James Michie of the Subcommittee staff on October 15, 1975. 4. Access to and/or a copy of "the materials found in old STATINTL SRS files, s ecifically a box of materials provided out of retirement I I, as referred to in a Memorandum For The Record dated e ruary3, 1975, and entitled "Pro ect Artichoke", which Memorandum was included in the STATINTL documents delivered to the Subcommittees on October 9, 1975. 5. Access to and/or a copy of "certain sensitive files in his (Dr. Tietjen of Medical Services) files", as referred to in a Memorandum For The Record dated February 3, 1975, and entitled "Project Artichoke", which Memorandum was included STATINTL in the documents delivered to the Subcommittees on October 75. 6. Access to and/or a copy of "an Office of Security soft STATINTL STATINTL file entitled 'LSD Material"', as referred to in a Memorandum dated July'.11, 1975, for the Inspector General from Charles W. Kane, Director of Security, entitled "Alleged Illegal Domestic Activities (Suicide of I I, which STATINTL Memorandum was included in the acumen s delivered STAT to the Subcommittees on October 9, 1975. 7. Access to any other pertinent files regarding experimentation that involved human subjects. 8 An interview by Subcommittee staff of the Chief of CIA's I on destruction of documents relating to numan-use entation. 9. Whatever information exists concerning the case of I Iwho committed suicide following a series or CIA tests an interviews in 1966. Supporting documentation is requested. Approved For Release 2003/12/16 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000200110082-7 Mr. W Col vec ,Release 2003/12/16 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000200110082-7 4clEvb.P59, l 5 r Page 3 In view of the fact that many of these requests are of long standing a prompt reply would be appreciated. I want to thank you for providing the necessary security clearance to Subcommittee staff so that we may conduct a thorough inquiry. Approved For Release 2003/12/16 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000200110082-7 Approved For Release 2003/12/16 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000200110082-7 Approved For Release 2003/12/16 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000200110082-7