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December 21, 2016
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March 31, 1983
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Approved For Release 2008/06/10: CIA-RDP86B00885R000100020117-5 0 ir- ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (Optional) NIE 11-3/8 Production FROM: Walter Elder NFIB S t E ti NO. N F1. ecre ary, xecu ve Room 5S01 , CHB DATE 4 April 1983 TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) DATE OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom RECEIVED FORWARDED INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) ADCI 06A R19 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. B? USAF review completed.] 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. FORM 61 O USE PREVIOUS 1-79 EDITIONS Approved For Release 2008/06/10: CIA-RDP86B00885R000100020117-5 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/06/10: CIA-RDP86B00885R000100020117-5 V I'll 1~ '443 8 J;d ~i .~ .i, .~ ? DARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES AIR FORCE WASHINGTON, D.C. REPLY TO ATTN OF: IN 3 1 MAR 1983 SUBJECT: NIE 11-3/8 Production (U) Director of Central Intelligence Central Intelligence Agency Washington, DC 20505 25X1 USAF 25X1 this year s estimate. I learned the Air Force invested over 1. (C) When the NFIB approved NIE 11-3/8-82 on 15 February, I noted the comments by LtGen Faurer and Mr Gates concerning the resources used in producing the estimate. I asked my staff to survey Air Force participants to gauge our resource investment in 2. (U) While this is a substantial commitment, I believe it is worth it. In addition to the utility of the product to policy makers and planners, the process of writing the document also has distinct value. I know of no other national-level forum in which all facets of Soviet strategic nuclear capability are so thoroughly and systematically examined by some of the community's best ana- lysts on an annual basis. The interagency dialogue fostered by the 11-3/8 process benefits both the Air Force and the intelligence community. 3. (C) The Air Force supports any methodology that improves the production process. This estimate is considered very valuable to the U.S. Air Force and we definitely support an annual publication no later than January. Such a publication date would enhance the utility of the NIE in the DoD planning and programming processes. I urge you to consider ways to reach such a goal while providing at least a two-week top-line coordination period prior to NFIB. cc: NFIB Members NFIB Secretary Asst Chief of Staff, Intelligence HN B. MARKS, Mai Gen, USAF CLASSIFIED BY: ACS/Intel DECLASSIFY ON: OADR Approved For Release 2008/06/10: CIA-RDP86B00885R000100020117-5