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July 17, 1984
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11 (a pm" a-b' 7n rt--ffmp roved For Release 200T! 1 26R9 -00788 R001500100011-4 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY UNITED STATES ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND ARLINGTON HALL STATION ARLINGTON. VIRGINIA 22212 REPLY TO A'rMNTION or MEMORANDUM FOR ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: INSCOM CENTER LANE Project (U) 17 July 1984 1. (U) We have completed a review of project CENTER LANE with a focus on resources involved, results obtained and the role of INSCOM in this area. 2. (S) INSCOM has invested considerable effort over a long period of time to develop the remote viewing technology. As a result the Army enjoys a monopoly on this revolutionary concept for intelligence collection. We must insure that we do not lose this knowledge and experience in any action taken to change INSCOMts role in the use. and development of the technology. 3. (S) I am concerned about these three aspects of the program. a. Continued research and deve.lopraent. We cannot abandon the work already done if for no other reason than to keep pace with the effort being expended by our adversaries. b. Current operations. Intelligence users in the Army, ILIA, NSA and CIA have all tasked this methodology to augment established disciplines and for missions that would be extremely difficult or impractical for any other collection resource. The Intelligence Community cannot afford the loss of this capability while it waits for a total refinement and understanding of the observed phenomenon. c. Peo1le involved. Changing INSCOM's role affects the dedicated personnel involved. We must insure the timely and fair reassignment of our excellent cadre who may or may not wish or be able to participate in some further continuation of the program. 4. (S) In spite of these concerns it is my .opinion that INSCOM, who has supported this project with S and IA funds and personnel assigned without spaces, should discontinue our involvement with psychoenergetic research and operations. To mitigate adverse impact in the areas of concern expressed above I intend to cease INSCOM CENTER LANE Project operations on 30 Sept 1984, but allow completion of outstanding contracts and training by 31 December 1984. This would: WARNING NOTICE: CENTER LANE SPECIAL ACCESS PROGRAM RESTRICT DISSEMINATION TO THOSE WIT CLASSI>`ICII 9Y: r1", Clef ~~ c~"a VERIFIED ACCESS TO CATEGORY THREE(3) -VE-ci.AS$Ii SENSITIVE INTELLIGENCE SOURCES AND METHODS INVOLVED NOT RELEASABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS COPY ' OF 3 COPIES Approved For Release P96-00788R00150010001 4 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : C A- -00788R001500100011-4 IACG .SUBJECT: INSCOM CENTER LANE Project(U) 17 July 1984 a. (U) Allow the reassignment of ICLP personnel on an equitable basis, b. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Permit trainees to complete training and become 60% operational. C. (S/CL-3/NOFORN) Permit timely and undisrupted transfer of (1) ICLP operations to a national agency such as DIA or NSA and (2) ICLP phenomena validation and technology extension to the US Army Medical Research and Development Command. d. (U) Permit preparation of comprehensive after action reports, thereby preserving vital institutional knowledge and technical details that would otherwise be permanently lost. 5. (U) Accordingly, I request that: a. OACSI coordinate this action to insure that there is no objection at Department of Army. b. INSCOM be authorized to coordinate directly with DIA, NSA and Medical R&D Command with regard to para. 4c. I?IA E . SO S/f ER Bri dier General, USA Commanding Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001500100011-4 gVto