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January 28, 1980
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a thetaKlngofU. - o. a But with the U.S. on the defensive in KNEE JERK: The White House wants o peretbecut trouble spots around the world, the CIA is !hang a h make them part of the new CIA out of thehcondu ~.ea~'hat's hmoreo rn that fast regaining favor in Washington. Agency Y s e~it ges con supporters are demanding that the CIA be would limit CIA brie fings to the Housejand they eaenkare at the hy idea when a "unshackled" and permitted wider latitude committees-which for covert operations. The new get-tough hS avetonlt 27 members. The proposed new cent yeas may very twlell have comelfrom mood comes just when Congress is consid- only broaden the scope of major fight that could be cam don sources Yet in the supercharged mood -an a chrter would ering a new charter for the Chow much covert operat ions also nistan, some Congress should eve oversight oversight Congrress should have on CIA :without specific eo wantedtowritescoresand easingo fherequiremertfolraCongressional plans for covert activity around thworld. scone point, ores of restraints' At the heart the debate is the aide. "It was a knee-Jerk reaction [to] all the ries Senate In el igencevCommittee ch chair- the of amendment, which requires pl* for covert approve detail most abuses... ayery important ap icationof man Birch B~yh and also checks and balances. But now weneed to put 'needed reforms will be lost along the way. the President provides plans ans fo that c eight Senate operations. tions. and It House more balance into the checks." "There is pressure to push ahead rapidly a committees-with a total of more than 200 Not everyone agrees. Among those most and that i tgbt he eanrta vpro !t sseut aside members be informed of such open- ' charter in the interests of giving the. aliens in advance or soon after they Huddleston (left) and Bay1r: Memories of past abuses agency more latitude," said Kentucky .v_1._. T T.?rtnl,-tnn_ NEWSWEEK 28 January 1980 e Intelligence Agency have blocked the Sovi- eas on et invasion of Afghanistan? Could an All- service "withdrew a proposal for a joint American James Bond have saved the action ... beneficial to both nations" be- Shah's throne in Iran, or at least prevented cause of the Hughes-Ryan reporting ,, ex tres? Not very likely. requirements. t o -rations to be able to ask the right ques- S h t Approved For Release 2007/03/15: CIA-RDP99-00498 Knock on every door:A battle over how many congressmen must be briefed Could some secret plan by the Central diref for occasion Turner eallied intelligene assed after dramatic disclosures p about CIA "destabilization" plots against Chile and secret political in- tervention. Critics of the amendment f now say it poses too great a risk o dangerous security leaks and thus has a '.chilling effect" on covert action- the gray area that goes beyond diplo- macy but stops short of open warfare. Informing so many Congressional committees, says one senior White House aide, is tantamount to "making a formal announcement in Lafayette Park." As a result, says another Ad- ministration security expert, "you don't even contemplate certain ideas because you have to share them with lots of people whose motives you're "But I would hate to have that happen because it would be awfully difficult to =r-:> .1 come back and win a full charter." ~-~I Aside from modifying rules on cov- o`t`s "Barter would ~t . `'- _ p rop put strict limits on intelligence op1er- _._ 7T C~ ..:1-sock. 711!1 it ists, clergymen or academics as agents. On the other hand, one version of the obli- charterwould also limit the CIA's gations under the Federal Freedom of Information Act; the CIA would have torespondonly when US.eitizenswere iiBkI wouldbartheClAfrom hiringjournal-