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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/20: CIA-RDP90M00004R000300040001-0 LAWTON CHILES. FLORIDA WILLIAM V. ROM, JR., DELAWARE SAM NONN, GEORGIA- , ? TED STEVENS, ALASKA CARL LEVIN. MICHIGAN WILLIAM S. COHEN. MAINE JIM SASSER. TENNESSEE WARREN B. RUDMAN. DAVID PRYOR. ARKANSAS NEW HAMPSHIRE GEORGE J. MITCHELL MAINE JOHN HEINZ. PENNSYLVANIA JEFF IINGAMAN. NEW MEXICO PAUL S. TRIBLL JR., VIRGINIA LEONARD WEISS. STAFF DIRECTOR JO ANNE BARNHART, MINORITY STAFF DIRECTOR COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS SENATE PERMANENT SUBCOMMITTEE ON INVESTIGATIONS November 24, 1987 The Honorable William H. Webster Director Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D.C. 20505 SLIICOMMFrTEE SAM NUNN, GEORGUL CHAIRMAN JOHN GLENN. OHIO. VICE CHAIRMAN LAWTON CHILES. FLORIDA WILLIAM V. ROTH. JR.. CARL LEVIN. MICHIGAN DELAWARE JIM SASSER. TENNESSEE TED STEVENS. ALASKA DAVID PRYOR. ARKANSAS WILLIAM S. COHEN. MAINE GEORGE J. MITCHELL MAINE WARREN I. RUDMAN, NEW HAMPSHIRE PAUL S. TRIBLE. JR.. VIRGINIA ELEANORE J. HILL, CHIEF COUNSEL DANIEL F. MNZEL CHIEF COUNSEL TO THE MINORITY On behalf of myself and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, I want to thank you for your helpful contribution to our recent public hearings concerning the government's handling of defectors from the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. Your testimony provided the Subcommittee and the public with valuable insight as to the -problems which confront the defector in his efforts to successfully integrate into American society. The Subcommittee hearings clearly revealed significant problems in our nation's handling of these special people who in many instances risked their lives to escape totalitarianism. Your candid public comments underscored their difficulties in resettlement as well as the unique talents that many possess. I hope that as the result of the Subcommittee's work, needed reforms of the resettlement process will come about that will make the life of these freedom seekers that much better. ER 3848X-87 United states senate to discuss possible reforms that the subcommittee is currently considering. Although such recommendations would not be directed at the current defector program of the Intelligence community nevertheless, I believe that their comments would be most helpful as the Subcommittee prepares its report on the defector issue. In closing, I want to again thank you for your cooperation and worthy comments. I also wish to commend to your attention the statements of a number of the defectors whose insights may be worthy of review by your staff In that regard, I appreciate an opportunity for my staff meet with the appropriate officials STAT STAT STAT STAT Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2011/09/20: CIA-RDP90M00004R000300040001-0