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Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 Iq State Dept. review completed. Next 4 Page(s) In Document Denied MORI/CDF Pages 1-9 only. Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 %bol 14W PROPOSED M+iENDNUNT TO SECTION 305 ANNEX "A" FBI review(s) completed. Amend Section 305 by adding a new section *nd" to read as follows: "(d) The provisions of Sections 301 and 303 of this Act notwith- ;+tanding, the President may authorize a foreign Government, under such terms and conditions as he may prescribe, to construct and operate at the Seat of Government of the United States a low-power radio station in the fixed service at the site of the Embassy or Legation of such foreign Government for transmission of its messages to points outside the United States, where he determines that the authorization would be consistent with the national interest of the United States and where such foreign Government has provided substantial reciprocal privileges to the United States to construct and operate radio stations within territories subject to its jurisdiction. Foreign Government stations authorized pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall conform to such rules and regulations designed to prevent interference with other radio stations and the rights of others as the Commission may prescribe. The authorization of such stations, and the renewal, modification, suspension, revocation or other termination of such authority shall be in accordance with such procedures as may be estab- lished by the President and shall not be subject to the other provisions of this Act or of the Administrative Procedure Act*" Amend Section 3 by adding a, new subsection "hh" to read as follows; "(hh) Fixed service means a service of radiocommunication between specified pointsd" State Dept has reviewed. NSA review(s) completed. Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 DEPARTI NI` OF STATE Washington Jan 29 1958 IV. MORM DUM FOR GENERAL ROBERT CUTLER THE WHITE HOUSE Subject: International Diplomatic Communications Reference is made to your memorandum of January 17 under cover of which you transmitted a copy of Mr. Hoover's letter dated December 11, 1957. It is noted that FBI and CIA representatives have now reached agreement that if reciprocal radio agreements are not sought with Soviet bloc countries at present, the rest of the program would be feasible. In the light of this resolution of differences between the two agencies, and the agreed position between State and Defense as set forth in my memorandum of November 21, 1957, it would appear that the proposed legislation could be supported by all the agencies concerned. The Soviet bloc countries do not present an immediate problem from our point of view; on the contrary our most critical needs are in other countries. The Department of State, therefore, accepts the conditions stated in Mr. Hoover's letter under reference and recommends submission of the proposed legislation to the Congress in the belief that under these circumstances it would have the support of all concerned and thus have good prospects for approval. Should the legislation be enacted, we would of course agree that the concurrence of the FBI and other interested agencies would be necessary before we entered into any agreement with a specific country for reciprocal communica- tions rights. OSD REVIEW COMPLETED is! Robert Murphy Deputy Under Secretary FBI review(s) completed. Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 (CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Washington 25, D.C. Office of the Director 17 December 1957 MEMORANDUM FOR: The Honorable Robert Cutler Special Assistant to the president for National Security Affairs SUBJECT: International Diplomatic Communications (Proposed Legislation to Permit Reciprocal Radio Agreements) 1, Reference is made to your memorandum of 4 December 1957, and previous correspondence respecting the proposed joint report on the above subject to be submitted by the Chairman of the Interdepartmental Intelli- gence Conference and the Director of Central Intelligence. 2. Representatives of this Agency and of the Federal Bureau of Investigation have had several meetings on this subject during which we have considered the importance of improving facilities for the transmittal from foreign posts of vital intelligence which might be facilitated by the proposed legislation and also certain internal security problems of concern to the FBI raised by this legislation. 3. It is our understanding from these conversations, which I believe has already been confirmed to you by Mr. J. Edgar Hoover, that the FBI would not object to seeking the proposed legislation, provided privileges thereunder would not be extended to the Soviet or Soviet bloc countries without prior discussion and understanding with the FBI, As you know, the CIA favors the legislation and I understand you have received the concur- rence of the Departments of State and Defense. 1:9 I would point out, however, that in my opinion it would be wise to proceed with this matter only if, after informal consultation with the respective committees of the Senate and the House which would be concerned therewith, it was ascertained that the legislation could probably be secured without arousing controversy or acrimonious debate as this might reveal certain sensitive operations and capabilities in the field of communications, /s/ Allen W. Dulles Director * Not Referred to NSC - per NSC Waiver * Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF .JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington 25, D.C. December 11, 1957 BY COURIER SERVICE Honorable Robert Cutler Special Assistant to the President Executive Office Building Washington, D.C. Dear General Cutler: Reference is made to your memoranda of may 29, October 1, and Decem- ber 4,1957 concerning the proposal for legislation to permit reciprocal radio agreements. As you will recall, this proposal was the subject of discussion at the White House on May 29, 1957, at which time I stated the position of the Interdepartmental Intelligence Conference (IIC) concerning it. I pointed out that I was not objecting: to the legislation,, nor was I endorsing it, but that I considered it my responsibility to invite attention to its possible effect upon internal security. My representatives and those of the Director of Central Intelligence have subsequently met on several occasions and discussed this matter in considerable detail. The Central Intelligence Agency has stressed the vital need of expanding its communications system abroad in order to adequately handle intelligence problems which may arise in emergency situations. The IIC has pointed out the internal security factors which exist and which undoubtedly will continue. As a result of these discussions, we have agreed that, as a general principle, reciprocal radio agreements should not be sought with Soviet bloc countries. We agreed that in the event future developments indicate a need for agreements in such areas, the internal security factors should be thor.: oughly reviewed prior to initiating any agreement. It is believed that the foregoing, if implemented in practice, would reduce the security factors which were the subject of our concern, and, consequently, the remainder of the pro- posed program for the establishment of reciprocal radio agreements would be feasible. Sincerely yours, /s/ J. Edgar Hoover Chairman Interdepartmental Intelligence Conference C 0 P Y Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/12 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R004300100004-2