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September 2, 1987
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4pproved Fpi Release 2000/0810 CIA-RDP96-00789R000200030001-6 0 DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON. D.C. 20301-6111 DT-S 2 Sep 87 MEMORANDUM FOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR ETC. SUBJECT: SUN STREAK Operational Report - 8712 (U) 1. (S/NF/SK) During the period of 31 August 1987 through 2 September 1987 inclusively, seven sessions were conducted by four remote viewers against Project 8712. Results are substantially as follows: a. (S/NF/SK) The first three weeks in September 1987 were identified as periods of heightened military activity as a result of the presence of US-flagged vessels in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. b. (S/NF/SK) The period of 20 September 1987 was described as a period of lessened military activity for the US forces in the area; howevr, there was a perception of increased (anti-US) manifestations and demonstrations (by Iran). c. (S/NF/SK) Source 011 and Source 079 labeled the week of 12 September as a period of enhanced military-related activity by US forces in the Persian Gulf area. d. (S/NF/SK) Source 003 reported a perceived, preemptive US military strike conducted against Iranian land-based targets on or about 6 September 1987. e. (S/NF/SK) Source 018 perceived an oil slick on fire with billowing smoke in "absolutely smooth waters" close to land, in the Strait of Hormuz during the week of 16 September 1987. This incident is related to the presence of US-flagged vessels. 018 provided no further details. WARNING NOTICE: SENSITIVE INTELLIGENCE SOURCES AND METHODS INVOLVED HANDLE VIA SKEET CHANNELS ONLY SPECIAL ACCESS REQUIRED CLASSIFIED BY: DIA, DT DECLASSIFY BY: OADR Approved For Release 2000/08/ r#I RDP9 R000200030001-6 Approved For Release 2 / P96-00789R000200030001-6 f. (S/NF/SK) Source 079 described the firing of a projectile against a land-based (Iranian) military target in the Strait of Hormuz. battery. \, ~ k/ 3 Cl~, projectile assumedly launched from a land-based (Iranian) "L=~--ff I g. (S/NF/SK) Source 011 perceived minor damages sustained by a "black dark gray, red" US-flagged vessels as a result of a 2. (S/NF/SK) COMMENTS: Sources reached a consensus on the perceived probability of military activity related to US-flagged vessels in the Strait of Hormuz. The activity is perceived as occurring in September 1987. There was a conspicuous absence of correlation among sources describing individual, isolated incidents devoid of mutual corroboration. 3. (S/NF/SK) No further foreign intelligence collection activity will be pursued Project 8712 unless or until additional specific requirements or intelligence gaps are identified and levied for action. Chief SG1J Approved For Release 200 6-00789R000200030001-6