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STAT Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/30 :CIA-RDP90-008068000200970097-7 ART? ClE A~Pi.~riED ,~Z~] PAGE - ~,~ ~'entagon, ~IA~.~ . ~oopera tin ~ oFi ' ps~~e~ipe ~p~~in~'~ In past columns, I have reported that the Pentagon is engaged in "Twilight Zone" research, using psy- chics to spy on the Soviet Union: Now I've learned that the Pentagon is spending 81 million a year on,the project and is sharing results with the CIA. Weird ~ though psychic espionage may ~aeem, top-secret reports from the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA} claim remarkable suc- cesses'for their long-distance mind- readers. Psychics have "seen" things deep inside the Soviet Union that . they couldn't possibly have known about. And their .psychic sightings were .later confirmed .by sPY : ~~-- lites or by agents....,: ' The Pentagon ~ project, .called "Grill Flame," is being conducted by SRI, a research institute, in Menlo Park, Calif. One source insisted that the project, which was begun before 1978, was officially killed in 1982. But sources told my associate Dale Van Atta that its apparent dis- appearance was a bookkeeping mat- ter. The funding, which rose from S200.000 to Sl million a .year, .was - 1~',4SHINGTON POST 3 "lay 1984 transferred from DIA's budget to the Pentagon's general budget. One of Grill Flame's proiect lead- ers is a respected physicist, Harold Puthoff. And the project's top psy- chic, Ingo Swann, is a New York art- ist with an impressive record of suc- cessful "remote viewing." ~ . , , ace; n er- He first interested skeptic~l: SRI ,.standing and Usin Pe hi + Abili , . g s c c ? researchers in 1973, when he used ties," which details and demystifies , his unexplained psychic power Ito ~ und~asaified SRI experiments. throw a heavily shielded Stanford . On a visiLto Moscow, the authors University magnetometer off'`track.._ learned that the Soviets had dupli- The researchers are convinced that -sated U.S. remote-viewing successes. I Swarm's feat could not have been- "It.was_ clear," Tang said, "that psy- trickery. - ..: :~ ~. '-= --' chic research has been taken serious- .i It was also Swann who suggested~_' ly at~tlie highest level of 'the Soviet- the first CIA=DIA psychic project -' scientific community-" . ll d " " ~ ca e Scanate. He and otber.psy= -Seagoing Strategy: Federal bud-- hi ~ c ts used .their powera, a1th star- tling success, to "view" installafions ati secret -locations, using 'geograph- ical coordinates Yet Swannhas been reluctant to promote "remote~view- ing" as a spy technique because it , ys, as een -often produces `-bad .information "constrained by a significant decce- along with good. ' ?~? ~.- --::.-. ~~ ~ment in fiscal guidance." That is, Rep. Charlie Rose (D=N.C.), a Ben- .they're cutting the budget. Bible proponent of the: Pentagon's ~ It continues: "Even though the psychic research Program, is con- So~~iet military threat continues ; to . eared that the intelligence commu- increase and future U.S. readiness nity is pushing for quick results be- requirements seem unlikely to di- fore scientific research is completed.: . minish, we will face continued fiscal Sharing this opinion .: is Russell constraints." The answer? Targ, a former partner in ~ the;_ "It is imperative, therefore, to gain Scanate and ~ Grill Flame projects.. 'maximum force multipliers, such as Tang reportedly quit the.:pmjects in innovative strategy, tactics and the 1982,- party because the CIA and contributions - of other services and DIA wanted --to skip the long-term .allies to naval missions .. , " research and go for immediate ar?'. plication. ~ . _ _.. Tang also feel that Americus are entitled to know, as far as possible,. what their taxes have been paying for. He has joined Keith Harary, a Psychologist and psychic,. in writing I a book "The Mind R U d 'i get-cutters are second only to the '.Soviet fleet on the U.S. Navy's list- of enemies. This was clear in a .recent secret directive from the. chief of na- val operations. Development of the "~ Navy's budget it sa h b Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/30 :CIA-RDP90-008068000200970097-7