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Approved For Release 2C00788R001200030003-4 IAGPA-F-SD MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD SUBJECT: Security Review of "MIND WARS" (U) 09 May 1984 1. (U) Reference; MIND WARS; The True Story of Secret Government Research into the Military Potential of Psychic Weapons; by Ron McRae; St. Martin's Press, New York; 1984. 2. (S/CL-1/NOFORN) There are twenty three (23) specific references to Remote Viewing, its use, or accuracy made in statements by; Barbara Honegger, Hal Puthof, Russel Targ, LTC John Alexander, Congressman Rose, Ingo Swann, G. Gordon Liddy, and two additional but unnamed individuals purportedly working in the area of psychoenergetics with the CIA (See attached Inclosure). 3. (S/CL-1/NOFORN) In reviewing the book the following statements can be determined as having a high reliability for truth: a. Remote Viewing (RV) is real, it is accurate, is replicable, is being pursued by at least the CIA, Navy, Army and Pentagon in general. That it is being pursued for intelligence and military applications. b. The government's interest in RV is clearly "applications" oriented. c. Stanford Research Institute International (SRI-I) is the key institute involved with the government in RV research and Development. The specific individual is Dr. Hal Puthoff. WARNING NOTICE: CENTER LANE SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAM RESTRICT DISSEMINATION TO THOSE WITH VERIFIED ACCESS TO CATEGORY TWO (2) SENSITIVE INTELLIGENCE SOURCES AND METHODS INVOLVED NOT RELEASABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS CLASSIFIED BY: CDR, INSCOM DECLASSIFY ON: OADR SECRET Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001200030003-4 Approved For Release 2 /aL7- JrF 00788ROO1200030003-4 SQ%5% R EEL I IAGPA-F-SD(09 May 1984) MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD SUBJECT: Security Review of MIND WARS (U) d. The head of the Pentagon's psychic task force is the Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI), then named; MG Thompson. e. Department of Defense used psychics to look for MG Dozier. f. The National Security Council and White House are briefed on all developments in on-going psychic research in both the Jimmy Carter and Regan terms of presidential office. g. PSI had a direct affect on the government decisions with respect towards the MX Missile system vulnerability and its deployment. h. There was a Project named SCANATE, run by SRI-I, funded by the CIA and co-participated in with the National Security Agency (NSA). i. SRI-I's key funding support has come from the CIA, NASA, ARPA and Military. j. Key psychics involved in the past ten years of research (both scientific and operational) at SRI-I are Ingo Swann and Pat Price (now deceased). k. RV is being tested currently at NSA to break codes. 1. All PSI research (even the word) is always classified and only passed over encrypted or secure channels. M. The severe lack of information throughout the entire system available to the general public, to include even unclassified documents, indicates information on governmental research into RV or PSI is being deliberately hidden (and therefore inferred as not only valid, but of unbelievable potential). 4. (S/CL-2/NOFORN) The above in combination with information provided in the numerous Jack Anderson columns (which Ron McRae is know to be a staff writer for), as well as the book "MIND RACE" by Russel Targ (who is referenced in this book); is sufficient to provide a clear trail for any offensive action by HOIS which is targeted towards: a. Establishing the current state-of-the-art in RV and general psychoenergetics. SECRET Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001200030003-4 Approved For Release 20SEeRE00788R001200030003-4 IAGPA-F-SD(09 May 1984) MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD SUBJECT: Security Review of MIND WARS (U) b. Determining who the main players are. c. Determining approximate investment in dollars by the U.S. government in research and development. d. Determining the specific agencies of the government who are dealing in direct applications. e. Spotting those individuals who are available for targeting and could provide far more extensive information pertinent to the above EEI. f. And, if a watch is put on those known persons, it would be only a matter of time until the exact location and identity of units, agencies, and/or projects utilizing RV in modes of applications are identified and/or exposed. SECRET Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001200030003-4 Approved For Release 208ECIRP900788R001200030003-4 Forward: Pg xiii, top line; "Remote Viewing" are established in this paragraph as the most accurate/replicable studies done to date. Forward: Pg xiii, first para Of three ways described to accept PSI functioning; Practical application is determined to be the only method which is acceptable within the government. Preface: Pg xix, first para Stanford Research Institute is specifically stated as performing investigations in PSI for the U.S. Government. Intro: Pg xxvii, third para The head of the psychic task force is named as; Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Major General Thompson. Text: Pg 5, third para $87K contract between SRI and the Naval Electronic Systems Command in 1976, tied directly to researchers Harold Puthoff and Russell Targ. Text: Pg 16, second para The Defense Department used psychics in an attempt to find General Dozier. Text: Pg 17, first para Quote from Barbara Honegger (White House Staffer) the Reagan administration is aware of the latest achievements in parapsychology "at the highest levels of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of Policy Development, and the National Security Council." Text, Pg 17, second/third para Barbara Honegger - Parapsychology played a major role in one of the administration's most controversial defense decisions; abandoning the Carter administration's MX missile proposal. "/Y. SECRET Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001200030003-4 Approved For Release 200031M :'0788ROO1200030003-4 0 C. ON Text, Pg 48, first paragraph. Congressman Rose - quoted as having attended classified demonstrations of remote viewing arranged by the CIA. Says; "I've seen some incredible examples of remote viewing- so much so that I think we ought to pay close attention to developments in this field and especially to what the Soviets are doing." "Some of the Intelligence people I've talked to know that remote viewing works, although they still block further research on it, since they claim it's not yet as accurate as satellite photography. text, pg 55, second para One of the psychics tested at Stanford Research Institute, Ingo Swann, claimed that publicizing the research might result in his assassination. Statement made in reference to jamming computers psychiclly. text, pg 62, second para In 1967 Samuel Koslov, assistant secretary of the navy for research and development, learned the navy had a contract with Stanford Research Institute to study ELF and mind control. text, pg 64, first para G. Gordon Liddy - "and there is a unit devoted to it in the Pentagon." reference psychic research for intelligence purposes. text, pg's 92 & 93 Refer to Project SCANATE, test done by Hal Puthoff and Russel Targ in support of the CIA. References Hal Puthoff as ex-employee of NSA. Locates SRI in Menlo Park California, and as doing private research for the government. text, pg 95, last paragraph According to Puthoff and Targ, when beginning their SCANATE project they were visited by an interested individual from the CIA. SECRET Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001200030003-4 Approved For Release 2gpf[(~O~C~00788R001200030003-4 text, pg 97, first paragraph -most of the agencies were military, and SRI eventually got funding from both the navy and the CIA, NASA, the space agency and ARPA (Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency) text, pg's 98 through 103 Numerous accurate statements concerning the results of CIA testing of remote viewing capability involving Ingo Swann, and others under the auspicies of Hal Puthoff and Russel Targ at SRI. text, pg 104, fifth para SCANATES top psychic performers are listed as Ingo Swann and Pat Price, while supporting CIA research. text, pg 105, second para Navy signed contracts with SRI in psychic research for $50,703. (Final report submitted in 1978) text, pg 105, last para Navy signed another contract with SRI in psychic research for $26,000. (1976) text, pg 106, last para Targ - Stated the bottom line of it is the government has supported SRI's psychic research for a decade and continues to do so. text, pg 112, last para Barbara Honegger - The National Security Agency is testing remote viewing on NSA's primary job, breaking codes. text, pg 133, last para Barbara Honegger - The very word parapsychology is classified and can be used only over secure (encrypted) phone lines. Any CIA report mentioning psi is automatically classified top secret or higher. SECRET Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001200030003-4 , Approved For Release 2005 ~/I R -( 788ROO1200030003-4 text, pg 134, last two para's Author search of computer listings at Pentagon (DTIC) Defense Technical Information Center, using key words; dowsing, extrasensory perception, hyperspace, map dowsing, parapsychology, psychoelectronics, psychokinetics, psychotronics, telekinesis, and telepathy, resulted in No mention of SRI or SRI contracts and none of the intelligence reports on Soviet research (even unclassified), the SCANATE report was not listed. SECRET Approved For Release 2005/03/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001200030003-4