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proved For Relee 2002/08/21: C[AaRDP80B01676R0000020001-9 (CLASSIFICATION) OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR Action Memorandum No. A-298 Date 9 October 19&3 TO : Deputy Director (Plans) SUBJECT : Responsibility for Conduct of Special Operations REFERENCE: 1. The attached Top Secret letter of 30 September from Secretary Gilpatric to Mr. McCone reports the reassignment of responsibilities from Lansdale's office to DIA and General Kru ak's office. 2. In connection with the assignment to General Krulak's office. Secretary Gilpatric says, "General Krulak's office will assume responsibility for the Washington-level planning and direction of special operations and special activities in which DoD participates and which are not principally intelligence in character. " 3. The foregoing quotation may be solely a simplified and somewhat naive teary of NSAM 57 and all of our subsequent discussions and negotiations on this point. On the other hand, it could be a very carefully worded statement of policy by DOD designed to downgrade the existing NSAM's and to put General Krulak's office in the position of monitoring CIA mounted operations. Certainly it appears to be a clear definition designed to limit CIA participation in special operations to those which would be "principally intelligence in character. " 4. It seems to me that we must keep our guard up and it may perhaps be timely to introduce this entire problem to the Special Group again. In any event, please prepare a draft reply for the Director to sign to Gilpatric indicating that he has received the letter of 30 September. that he feels sure SUSPENSE DATE: Ts# 188389 copy # A- (CLASSIFICATION) Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000200020001-9 Approved For Rel. 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R0OO 0020001-9 that the rearrangement of rospons bilities withia DOD will not in any way inhibit the close cooperation of the two agencies In these activities, and that: (a) for the provision of cover +arrsuge ants be underst a-ds that this will be a saran office at Gene rail C:'. trail's level to makes the arrangements but not to become a part or a a:i&tter of rederd within the DIA covert operating elements. and (b) as regards General K rulak'S office, the Agency Will continue, to operate under the previsions of NSAM $7, NUM 16*, and o r current policies pf the Special Group. S. The foregoing language should be cleaned up, of course, and put into proper phraseology. Marshall S. Carter Lieutenant General, USA Deputy Director Distribution. -~ rS \-KX3 V-0 Copy I ? DD/P Copy 2 ? DDCI Sopy 3 . Executive Director L y4-EA/DCI Copy 5 ? ER TS# 188389 copy # 4 Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200020001-9 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200020001-9 Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200020001-9