PROGRESS REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATION NO. 2 OF THE REPORT TO

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SUBJECT: Progress Report on the XnpleMOtatica of Reccaagnda-tlonf the Report to the Praaident by the President'* Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities

e President, after consideration of agency comments thereon, has directed action as indicated below, on the following recommendation of the Preaident's Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities:

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ineuro tbe proper functioning of the Intelligence Community and to guarantee proper coordination with tbe military ln times of war, ve suggestealistic appraisal of the Coaminlty's organization and' responsibilities be undertaken at one*. This should bedirectly by the Director of Central Intelligence, and he should report his appraisal and recommendations to the Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities."

and refer to the Director of Central Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense for action."

approving the above action, the President baa directedrogress report on the implementation thereof be submitted to Mm

2. In order to avoid overlap vith other studies recommended by tbe Board, it will be desirable to cross-reference this study thoroughly with those undertaken under Hecomaendatlons Ho.o. k, and Ho. 9- The organisation of the Intelligence Coaxmialty in time of war or peace depends on the collection of directives issued to it by the National Security Council. Thos* directives are now under detailed review in compliance with Recommendation Ho. 9- The organization of the Coranunity will depend heavily on tbe outcome of tbe Recommendationtudy with respect to "strong centralized direction." ery large part of the Intelligence Cosminity's work in wartime will be In theaters of operation; thua, any consideration of organization will necessarily require tho resolution of problems of war planning overseas (Recommendation Ho. 3)

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conclualon li that tha lJ^ct of vmr -will bar* little If any effect on th.of the IAC, subjact to further clarification of the role of thein vartiaa.

find no reason toe. with tM. conclualon nov. After the .tudle.

' will beetter poaltlon to dlacua. any change, in organ!ration of the Community In response to new re.pon.lbilltlee not nov Identified.

1*. Tbe.tructure of the Intelligence Advisory Committee haa succe..fully dealt with the problem, of .taffing the Con^unlty on Mt 2problem, confronting us. uspect that veind that lnten.lficatlon of this technique will be called for in wartime. Tbe nll.tary intelligence component, will be concerned primarily with support for ailitary operation, while the National Security Council will be requiring Integrated political, economic, scientific, and military intelligence to .upport it. over-all respon.iblllty to advise the President on oat.onal .ecurity pollcle.. lmate that the National Security Council vill require evaluations of:

potentials, exploitable vulnerabilities, and intention, or the enemy and enemy-committed countrlcB, all three to include the type of integrated Intelligence cautioned above;

the probable course, of action of uncommitted countrle.;

the capabilities and requirements of allied and/or uncoesaltted economies; and

probable post-war economic and political .ituatlon. in various part, of the world.

In addition to theae priority subjects for the National Security Council, the Community itself willonsumer of integrated Intelligence produced by the substantive .ubcoondttee. of the Intelligence Advl.ory Corelttee for operational and planning purpooeo.

5. The Intelligence Advisory Cooaittee conclualon of6 did not include and doe. not apply to the wartime conduct of dande.tlne operation, over.eas. The .ubstantlal adjustment, which will be required in such activitiesubject for consideration primarily underNo. 3. However, tho bo adjuataent. will have some effects on the Intelligence Adn.ary Committee mechanism. These effect, will be considered ln subsequent report under Recommendation No. 2.

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00 type* of Intelligence estimating required .adto ba

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-reporting function both fra.

national and deportnentol point of rtev;

the emergency distribution and diaaaai nation ofstrategic intelligence (the National Intelligence Surveys);

the disposition of research type specializedand

the physical locations of certain key personnel and cosnainications between then in vartlaw.

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foard'. Report to the President will discuss SltliVnfotelllgence Community In the context of the rensed national Security Council Intelligence Directives (Recomcndation reaiLT.j,cWter'With full recognition of the conclusion, reached in the studies or war planning (Recommendation No.nd the integration and centralized direction of the Community (Recommendation

tt. The substance of tnla report has been representative of the Secretary of Defense.

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