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July 14, 1964
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Approved For Release 2003/11/04: CIA-RDP80B01676R0002001500 14 July 1964 MEMORANDUM FOR: Executive Director 1. Attached is correspondence between DCI and the Deputy Secretary of Defense going back to last fall and concerning the NPIC role in wartime. 2. The DCI in his letter of 25 October promised to be in touch "at a later date. " this stands and am not at all certain that further action is required. In any case, I wouldn't know who to contact to get a current reading. // 1 A 3. With the phase -out of the Staff, I am not sure where all H. Knoche EA / DDCI Mi#t- - yz .k Release 2003/11/,p4 : C_ _ I DP80B01676Rg9020015Q010-5 u Approved For Release 2003/11/04: CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200150010-5 17 January 1964 MEMORANDUM FOR: 2. In reviewing tt s correspondence on this matter including Gilpatric's letter to thg' DCI of 2 October, DDCI notes that the ICI letter of 25 October es, tp fact, promise a further letter. General Carter askemeb to inquirs of you as to the status of your evasive and puzzling. 1. Apparently there is 54me feeling among some Pentagon officials that the DCI's response to secretary Gilpatric on 25 October 1963 concerning )+e role of NPIC in warti?T,e was studies. FT. Knoche EA / DDCI 25X ILLEGIB Approved For Release 2003/11/04: CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200150010-5 Approved For Release 2003/11/04: CIA-RDP80B01676R0002001500cutioe Registry 14 January 1964 MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD SUBJECT: Conversation with General Alva Fitch, 14 January 1964 1. I lunched today with General Fitch to explain the background and purpose of the NIPE Staff. I taAmd mostly about the two task forces under Nolting and the review authorized by the Secretary of Defense of NSA. STATINTL STATINTL 2. Two specific points of some importance developed. a. NPIC. General Fitch said that the Joint Chiefs of Staff were disturbed by the Agency's response to their inquery about the transfer of NPIC to the Secretary of Defense in the event of war. According to General Fitch, JCS regards the answer as evasive. I said that I was only ~bg was my impression there background of this request but th was concern in certain quarters of the Agency about the proposed definition of "outbreak of war." There seemed wording in the ev entsof some vague to be some fear that as to justify the minor disturbance that conversely there was hsome fear General Fitch on the part of the Military that CIA was attempting tod s get out of its commitment General entirely. Fitch appears to feel in a very amicable way. that this is an CIA and the JCS and one which can difficulties between be, he thinks, easily resolved. Approved For Release 2003/11/04: CIA-RDP80B01676R000200150010-5 Approved For Release 2003/11/04: CIA-RDP80B01676R000200150010-5 b. Duplication. I transmitted the Director's request to General Fitch to inform himself of the facilities and services available in the Agency and the Director's desire that DIA make full use of these facilities. I said that where appropriate the Director proposed that CIA make full use of the facilities and services of DIA. If such an arrangement is fully implemented, it should, in the Director's view, eliminate useless duplication. STATINTL Distribution: Orig - DCI 1 - DDCI JOHN A. BROSS D/DCI/NIPS Approved For Release 2003/'1'1/04: CIA-RDP80B01676R000200150010-5