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December 24, 1952
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Approved For Release 2000/09/12CIA-RDP79-01041A00040 020014-8 Official Diary (Acting DD/I) Wednesday, 2L December 1952 1. At morning meeting, 25X1A9a raised a question of why important in- formants particularly returnee scientists were not given medical examination to see whether or not they had been "broken" and then filled with guff of some sort referred which they relayed to our interrogators believing same to be the truth. 25X1C5a to the current unreliability of He also stated that attempts to initiate 25X1A9a such a procedure had been made by but had been blocked at some point. This matter should be investigated starting wi h. 25X1A9a 2. Conferred with Sherman Kent Z On the QT he has been in touch with Paul Nitze. He very much appreciated the circular telegram cooked up by my 25X1 A9 25X1 A9@elf and - and felt that if responses were received early Monday morning they 25X1 A9aw not to send the out ould be in time to be of use. Therefore, instructed~- ht route the recipients out of bed on i g goings as priority which would mean they m the Blessed Yule Morning but rather to indicate need for response by 12/29 AN. 25X1A2g 3. Also discussed and General Porter's suggested addendum u hich I had felt was very questionable. Kent said none of the Agency representatives wanted any part of it and were particularly at a loss to see how the third and fourth para- graphs could even be suggested inasmuch as they were plainly contradicted in the text. He raised the question as to whether or riot DCI would like to take a hand in order to keep the JIG from making.a fool of itself, or putting it another way, "Is the liberum footnote completely unlimited?" Considering the fact that this estimate will have very limited distribution, I have decided not to raise the matter with the Director. 4. Talked to AD/CI and chided him mildly for failure to carry through the program of support of the Board that had been informally agreed to. Impressed on him my fear that continued foot-dragging on the part of 0/CI would inevitably re- sult in the Board's turning to the DD/P's side for intelligence guidance on out- of-the-way places with the result that the area desks across the pool would speak for the Agency through the medium of National Estimates. He promised to try and have his people take a more active part ih the estimating, in furnishing factual sup- port for the estimators. 5. Left the office at 1300. 25X1A9a This document is part of an Integrated Me. If separated from the file it must b/ subjected to individual systematic review. Approved For Release 2000/09/12 : CIA-RDP79-01041A000100020014-8