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Approved For Release 2005/06/03 : CIA-RDP80B01676R002800060003- ILLEGIB OSD, OGC, DOJ review(s) completed. (SigrecIT, ASS cCONE fit Lax Aj3pr(Sw For Release 20e5/ "?IA-RDP8,OB01676R00280006000t5d Approved Fo SECRET MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence SUBJECT: The Proposed Revision of NSC 542 7, "Restricting, Diplomatic and Official Representatives of the Scoviet Bloc Countries in. the United States in .C.onnection. with Strategic Intelligence" 1. The Attorney General, by letter dated 24 May 1963, requested your views regarding a proposed revision of NSC 5427, particularly the first paragraph of the proposal: "Restrictions should. be placed upon diplomatic -and. official representatives of Soviet bloc countries in the United States on: the basis of strict reciprocity for restrictions placed upon U.S. r epresentatives, in each Soviet bloc country; as determined to be feasible by a group composed of repre?? sentatives of the Departments of State, Defense, Justice and CIA.. r, EC ET GRDtiP I Excluded from automatic downgrading and declassification Approved For Release 2005/06/03 : CIA-RDP80B01676R002800060003-5 Approved ,eiease 2005/06/03: CIA-RDP80B016,002800060003-5 SEC T 2. You indicated agreement with this paragraph. in a reply to the Attorney General on 7 June. 1963. 3, On 10- June, Mr. Gilpatric, in a personal letter to the Attorney General, made two new suggestions regarding the proposed revision of NSC 5427. First, he proposed that paragraph one, as, cited above, provide for the possibility of imposing. restrictions on diplomatic and official Soviet bloc representatives, in the United States not only on the basis of reciprocity but also ""on the basis of requirements, of national defense and internal security. 11 Secondly, Mr-. Gilpatric suggested the addition of a paragraph which would designate the Department of Defense to receive and to approve the travel itineraries of Soviet bloc military personnel and other Soviet bloc persons- who. travel with them in the United States-, in accordance with whatever restrictions are determined to be feasible by the inter-agency group set up to administer the policy. Approved For Release 200 ~I-RDP80B01676R002800060003-5 Approved For Release 2005/06/03 : CIA-RDP80BO16R002800060003-5 SECRET 4. In my opinion, comment by You is required only on the Deputy Secretary-'s first suggestion. 5. As. DCI4 you are responsible for assuring the interests in intelligence collection, of . all elements, overt and covert, of the U.S. intelligence community abroad. Gilpatric is rightly concerned with the- risk that members, f some Soviet bloc military installations not be estoppel 0 from overt intelligence activity against nilitary installations i e U. S. -when the principle of str et r.e cipr ocity assure s in the these representatives freedom. to travel throughout the ted. States. But it must be recognized that the amendment Uni which. Mr'. Czilpatric -pr opo.s"es, would have direct implications, for U.S. intelligence activity, including the activity of American military representatives, abroad. Any r e~str ictive Gilpatricts action. by the inter grow on. the. basis of Mr. oral wow certainly provoke retaliation- against U. S. pr op diplomatic or military Per s onnel in the bloc nation: c.oncer ned and would result therefore in the curtailment of U.S. collection activity in. that. country. SEA Approved For Release 2005/06/03 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R002800060003-5 Approved FIVe lease 2005/06/03: CIA-RDP80B01 002800060003-5 S~~ SECRET 6., It is our understanding that NSCG 5427 has, consistently .required the imposition of restrictions on diplomatic. and official representatives of Soviet bloc countries, in the U.S. whenever, such restrictions have been placed upon U.S. repre