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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0 DDI 05 465 -85 1 November 1985 MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence Deputy Director of Central Intelligence FROM: Robert M. Gates Deputy Director for Intelligence SUBJECT: DDI Activity Report 28 October - 1 November 1985 DCI/DDCI Assigned Tasks OWSR will visit NSA, NISC, and NOIC to gather community thoughts as to why Salyut did not participate in ASW activities in 1985, per request of the DCI Scientific and Technology Advisory Panel. SOVA, OSWR, and CRES prepared talking points for the DCI's visit to SAC concerning the use of reconnaissance products in strategic intelligence. Policy Support ALA briefed Ashley Hewitt, Senior advisor to State Policy Planning Staff, on Brazil, Central America, and the Caribbean. EURA sent a package of materials on East Europe's debt situation for Secretary Baldridge to use in an NSC meeting on the Garn amendment to regulate US bank lending abroad. EURA continues to get questions from DoD Assistant Secretary Perle about possible Soviet penetrations in Greece. This week EURA, with DO assistance, answered additional questions about the publisher of the paper, To Ethnos, about which we had prepared a paper last week. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0 ? Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0 OEA wrote a briefing paper on current political and economic developments in Thailand for Henry Kissinger's trip, debriefed General Allen, Chief of JUSMAG, Manila on militar develo ments in the Philippines OSWR briefed the head of the Kennedy Space Flight Center on the Chinese space program, and briefed NASA headquarters' Advanced Programs Group on Soviet space suit technology and development programs. OSWR met with Don Fredrickson, the new Deputy Secretary of Defense for Tactical Warfare Programs, to give him an update on Soviet conventional weapons developments. OGI provided Ambassador Robert Oakley, State's Counterterrorism spokesman, with an assessment of the role of PLO leader Abu Abbas in the Achille Lauro hijacking and with updates on Iranian and Libyan involvement in terrorism, and provided data on dates and victims of Palestinian terrorist attacks from 1980- 85 to Kevin Lath amen, White House Situation Room, for use in determining any link between US policy statements on the Middle East and Palestinian terrorist attacks. OGI provided the Department of Commerce) 25X1 assessment on West Germany in preparation for the undersecretary of Commerce's trip to a commercial attaches' conference in Berlin. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0 SOVA completed a typescript on the conservative resistance to Gorbachev designed to alert readers to some of the political difficulties that even a powerful leader like Gorbachev faces if he wants to make maJor changes. SOVA also prepared a memo on Jewish emigration for Richard Perle and Secretary Shultz. ALA contractors completed studies on industrial growth in Brazil, economic and political prospects and scenarios in Chile,25X1 and economic case studies on Peru and Brazil. Tomorrow the Operations Center returns, on schedule, to its newly renovated 7th floor quarters. Still to come are some furniture, which is back-ordered, and a classified TV distribution system. An official ribbon-cutting will be scheduled for the end of this month at which time we will recognize the contributions of all those who helped us meet the target date. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0 A CPAS officer attended the Fourth European Automated Cartography Conference held in Frankfurt 16-18 October. While in Europe, he visited the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich to arrange a special eight-week course 25X1 for one of our cartographers, and visited two mapping establishments in London to discuss map production and new developments in computer cartography. The OSWR-sponsored US/UK Armor Conference concluded last week. The conference was well attended by the US Intelligence and R&D communities and by the UK, and resulted in a beneficial 25X1 exchange of data and analysis. SOVA held a brainstorming session on generational change in the Soviet Union. Three leading scholars participated Briefings on the Aill There were five briefings on the Hill this past week. DI offices provided talking points to the ADDI for his weekly briefing of the HPSCI on current developments of intelligence interest. OSWR met with Mr. Carl Smith, Senate Arms Services Committee staffer, to discuss highlights of significant events on the scientific and weapons fronts that have happened in the last year . Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0 Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0 ACIS is putting finishing touches on its preparations for a briefing next week to the SSCI about monitoring issues, and is working with NIO/SP in response to a set of questions from the HPSCI concerning monitoring and strategic forces issues. OGI briefed Congressman Berman about Iraq's role in supporting international terrorism. This request, made throug h OLL, was in connection with the export Administration Aet; any nation the Congress considers to be a state supporter of terrorism does not qualify for certain aid or trade benefits. SOVA briefed the SSCI on the current status of arms talks with the Soviets. Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/12 :CIA-RDP90G01359R000200040040-0