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February 28, 1978
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Approved Fot elease 2001/11/22: CIA-RDP80B0155 O02800040001-1 28 February 1978 MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence FROM SUBJECT Format for State Meeting - 28 February 1978 You will be met on arrival at State by Bill Sergant, State, L.A. Division; he will be your escort officer while there. The meeting will be in a large conference room, attended by 30-40 people. A list of those ambassadors that will be present is attached, You will be seated at a "T'? shaped table, next to They have asked you to speak for approximately 15 minutes. You will be followed by two L.A. ambassadors who will speak for about 15 minutes (total). The remaining 15-30 minutes is set aside for discussion. Very resp tfully, Approved For Release 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B01554R002800040001-1 Approved For,Release 2001/11/22: CIA-RDP80BO1554P002800040001-1 Paul H. Boeher - Bogota Asencio Degio, Columbia Davis E. Boster - Guatemala John R. Burke -- Georgetown, Guyana Paul Castro Buenos Aires, Argentina Edward Corr - Quito, Ecquador John H. Crimmins - Brazilia Frank J. Devene San Salvador Richard J. Fox Port of Spain, Trinidad John Gawf - Belize, British Honduras Robert Hurwitch - Santo Fomingo, Dominican Republic Robert Irving - Kingston, Jamaica Mari-Luci Jaramillo - Tegucigalpa, Honduras William Jones - Port au Prince, Haiti William Jorden -? Panama Lyle Lane - Havana, Cuba George Landow - Santiago, Chile Patrick Lucey - Mexico City Frank Prtiz - Bridgetown, Barbados Grover Penberthy - Curacao Lawrence Pezzullo - Montevideo, Uruguay Howard Robertson - Martinique William Schwartz Nassau Harry Shlaudeman - Lima, Peru Approved For Release 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80BO1554R002800040001-1 Approved Fo,Release 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B015W002800040001-1 Mauicio Solaun - Managua, Nicaragua Viron Veky - Caracas, Venezuela Robert White - Asuncion, Paraguay Owen Zurkellen Paramaribo, Surinam Marvin Weissman - San Jose, Costa Rica Approved For Release 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B01554R002800040001-1 Approved For.&elease 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B01554R002800040001-1 28 February 1978 I. Two major steps evolution of intell 1. 30 years ago - Sov - mil - US dominant political power independent economic power only threat: Soviet military - Policy makers interested in o Soviet activities elsewhere 4 o Covert action capability Iran 53, Guatemala 54, Cuba 60's - World changed More countries - L.A. import More topics Econ, narcotics - of interest to you in L.A. 2. Tech revolution needed to complement More HUMTNT Open Covert II. Open _ DCD in U. S._ No solution in field e.g., US businesses Approve@4 fbrMWe-2001 /11 /Z2 : C1A-RDP80B01554R002800040001-1 Approved For elease 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B01554 002800040001-1 Embassy role Need way transmitting requirements w/o coopting foreign service Suggestions Don't want to pay price/risk of covert if overt available - but must make Embassies aware of needs - FOCUS exercise? effective? (explain) III. Covert - How dovetail w/Embassy overt Fundamentally, the role of the Station, or is-to collect needed foreign intelligence which cannot be acquired from open sources and which for various reasons is denied to US officials abroad. Examples: 1. -- The intentions and capabilities of governments in denied areas -- primarily the USSR, Communist Bloc countries, Cuba, China, etc. This means that the Station in your country may be expending considerable time and effort on these high priority targets even though this nets you very little, if any, local political intelligence to assist you in the accomplishment of your mission. The same is true of other third-country information. 2. -- The intentions of terrorists. Since terrorists operate in a clandestine fashion, only by clandestine means can their plans be discovered. Approved For Release 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B01554R002800040001-1 Approved For$elease 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80BO1554 002800040001-1 3. -- The same is true of narcotics traffickers whose activities so harm the U.S. CIA collects strategic info on narcotics, not tactical. We report such things as local government policy toward poppy cultivation. DIA works at the tactical lvel. v 4. P,oli ,ic, 1, and.;,economic information deliberately withheld from U.S. officials by the host government. Foreign governments, protecting their own national interests, will sometimes withhold from the U.S. Ambassador and his staff political and economic information which the U.S. considers important or even vital to have. This could concern the host government's plans to embark on a nuclear weapons program, tactics they plan to use in negotiations with the U.S., new tax laws designed to avoid just recompense to U.S. investors, . Political and economic intelligence, collectible only by the Station, is frequently fragmentary but essential to understand the true motives, exact timing, or the tactics of the host government in an initiative it plans which could affect the U. S. Approved For Release 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80BO1554R002800040001-1 Approved For.$elease 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B0155 502800040001-1 Usually the Station provides a missing piece or pieces to a puzzle for which the Embassy has already supplied and assembled most of the picture.. There should not be a duplication of effort. Thus, the Station is not in competition with the Embassy, it is part of the team. IV. Bear in mind also - DCI Intell Advisor to President Policy free advice Hope COS privy to your views I'll call on him In D.C. dedicated to divergent analyses/interpretation -- INR vs FNAC I will encourage COS's to hold to divergent views. w/Ambas. Keep you posted -- but neither clear nor alter position. Finally - must Prepare for future Lay seeds for next government After all we are defenders of status quo and in much world it's got problem, esp. L.A. Covert action - controls - Perspectives Approved For Release 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B01554R002800040001-1 Approved Fori,, elease 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B0155 8002800040001-1 Yes But long run But less than estimate World leaders are realistic We're good. -- getting better Reductions 1) Criticality Human reporting 2) Criticality Open reporting 3) Criticality Emb. reporting (for finished intel - L.A. only) However - - Each compliments the other - Even a low return figure may include that info critical to understanding the problem Approved For Release 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80B01554R002800040001-1 Approved Fo*,JRelease 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80BO15W002800040001-1 Approved For Release 2001/11/22 : CIA-RDP80BO1554R002800040001-1 . 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