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Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010266-5 9 TOP SECRET 8 February 1980 MEMORANDUM FOR THE RECORD Staff Meeting Minutes of 8 February 1980 e Director chaired the meeting. Mr. Carlucci was out of the city. McMahon reported briefly on the following: --Secretary Vance has sent notices to U.S. Embassies alerting them to the high possibility of active protests by Iranian students regarding the election of Bani-Sadr. --Report from Islamabad of a Soviet news release alleging CIA support to Afghanistan rebels, e.g., rebel weapons made in the U.S. --McMahon said 6 February testimony before the HPSCI on Soviet covert action went well. He noted particularly that KGB funding 25X1 for covert action is estimated at $Gn Fitzwater reported on the large number and high quality of CTs being 25X1 processed-Li currently, with n of these scheduled for the DDO. He noted 25X1 also the successful recruiting "o students in engineering and compuer sciences. In response to a query from the Director, Fitzwater said starting salaries we are able to offer students in engineering and computer science are running about $2,000 below offers in industry, but a sense of patriotism ranks higher than salary among these CTs. Lipton said the Executive Committee will meet next week to develop 25X1 a strategy for budget amendment and Reserve replenishment. He provided 25X1 talking points to attendees and elaborated on several items of particular interest, including: Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010266-5 Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010266-5 ? --Reserve fund_ SECRET ? Director phone enator tor 1980. asked that tennis urging the Senatorstosign the Senate Armed Services Committee a ment. Hitz explained that paper fPowvthroughhtheeSenator'slenish- office is inordinately slow. --Brief discussion followed on HPSCI procedures re reprogramming actions. Hitzenoted rother~Committees are in agreement with the HPSCI guidance. --Lipton commented briefl y on the Director and 25X1 meeting with 0MB Dire t c or McIntyre regarding Reserve level for 1981 and noted that hefty Reserve levels for 1980 and 1981 could prejudice the President's Push for Hughes-Ryan repeal. --The Director cautioned Lipton not to commit ourselves too early in the 1981 budget authorization process, certain of our exact needs aswe comencloserttotauthorizatiion deadlines. --Lipton said seemed to be about the right level for the Reserve in owever h 9 e with McMahon to ensure ade quacy of the fund level to cope with y covert action requirements. --Lipton noted Mr. Carlucci's current interest in studying accelera- tion of CRAFT implementation. McMahon said Mr. Carlucci has already discussed this with Congressional members with favorable results. He reported Senators Huddleston and Mathias will hold a news conference at 1430 hours today on Charters Legislation. The Director provided back round r on White House policy and the status of issues of current concern to the President. In addition he noted we need to hammer out several other i g internally. Silver said some issues are awaiting Presidential decision. brief discussion followed on best approaches slues and intelligence interests in this Legiislation. thattwetmustWaccomplish A this during the next week. The Director suggested that we should beabl to generate sufficient Congressional support for our concern on two fundamental issues: e (1) prior notification to the Hill re covert action or any t intelligence activity, and (2) Congressional right to ask for any info in our custod significant responses to The ChartersHLegislation. -~rnation with Silver re 25X1 SECRET Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010266-5 Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010266-5 ? TOP SECRET ? Hetu provided a summary of Publications Review Board productivity in recent years as follows: (number of manuscripts reviewed in detail) 1977 1978 1979 1980 47 9 7 (received for review in Jan.) He added that these have been formidable tasks, and the Board is to b commended for their excellent accomplishment.) Silver reported good news and bad news re Agee. The good news is that revocation of Agee's U.S. passport will continue until April further court action. The bad news is that our efforts to movvenDoJgtoward an injunction against the publisher of Agee's latest book were not successful, i.e., DoJ's slow action resulted in publication of the book before an injunction. Silver said he is following up, however, to seek an injunction on any further publications and on proceeds from book sales. 25X1 Briggs reported David Sullivan, Sen. Humphrey's (R., N.H.) Staffer, has filed an appeal against the Publications Review Board. He said Sullivan is seeking declassification of material i L__ n Hart provided handouts on statistics (attached) re the new CT class for general information. rt re d also that Wortman received a 25X1 memorandum from per e De ut Di p y rector for Management Services NSA 25X1 commending the a vice and assistance provided by and I of CIA's mater f..., r .._~ noted that an individual affiliated with,NSAnwasrable tossurvive a 25X1 situation in a foreign country large) fr m guidance provided in video tape film, "Hostage Survival."_____ 25x1 _1 Proctor reported comments ar b i e e ng prepared by RMS for the Director's use in his 1981 Program and Budget Authorization briefing to the HPSCI on 12 February. The Director asked that these comments be provided to him as soon as possible.) Kerr alerted the Director to the high Possibility of complaints from NID recipients who have been removed from the NID distribution list. Kerr described some of the problems created for these reci ie result of the cutback in distrib n P nts as a ti u o TOP SECRET 4 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010266-5 Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010266-5 0 SECRET ? The Director asked Kerr to provide him with available material dealing 25X1 on Soviet mobilization in the T and Huff Kerr said stutler are preparin b g a 25X1 ackground paper. The Director the gSovietshhavehfopapheibetwopmnlitaryed9vis~onsrine deployment o tions OCO) that area.(Action: 25X1 Attachment Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84BOOl30R000600010266-5 Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84B00130R000600010266-5 Next 3 Page(s) In Document Denied Iq Approved For Release 2007/10/29: CIA-RDP84B00130R000600010266-5