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January 18, 1983
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Approved For Release 2008/06/03: CIA-RDP85T00757R000100130022-3 National Intelligence Council MEMORANDUM FOR: Chief, NIC #0408-83 18 January 1983 FROM . Major General Edward B. Atkeson, USA National Intelligence Officer for General Purpose Forces SUBJECT : Intelligence Support 1. I want to express my appreciation for the support your nffir. provided to the recent Special National Intelligence Estimate: global scope in useful detail The survey of the arms industry was both timely and comprehensive. This enabled us to better distinguish between demand for arms attributable to the recent conflicts and that reflecting earlier arms transfer patterns. The information developed by the survey also gave us a more detailed understanding of the key factors which affect demand and provided insight into those sectors of the arms industry most likely to undergo change in the next several years. In large measure, the arms industry surve: enabled us toltreat a complex subject of I look forward to continuing cooperatio 2. The abilit to call upon a wide range of informed opinion in response to nationa intelligence estimate requirements is invaluable. i - UIO/GPF Chrono -- Distribution: Orig & 1 Addressee 1 - VDI Reg. i - NIO/GPF Fil dwal d'At esbn CL BY SIGNER DECL OADR CONFIDENTIAL 0- Approved For Release 2008/06/03: CIA-RDP85TOO757R000100130022-3