CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE GROUP -- INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY BOARD -- MINUTES OF MEETING

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CTI'TRAL mTELLICSIiCS GROtTP

IlJTFU.ICEl'CE ADVISORY EOABD

Mlnutoa of Mating held In9 Bev WarV.XIlr^

on FrldaT.

Lt. General Hoyt S. Vasdcnberg, Director of Central Intelligence, in thf Chair

Bear Adolrcl Sidney w. Souera, foroer Director of Contral Intelligence

KEHEERS PRESENT

Dr. WllllM L< Langer, Special Aailitant to tha Secretary of State for Reiearch and

MaJ.'swp'hea J. Chaeberlln, Director of.

Co=cdore Ch-rla* J. Bend, WW 3

Rear Admiral lno^aa a. Inglla, Chief of

Jlaval 3ntolliger.ee) Colonel S. P. Huaattt (Reprinting

Oenoral George C. McDonald,

Chlof of Air Staff-2)

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Mr. Park Amstrong. DnpartOMt of IUU Captain B. X. Darts, JStf, CT. Coloael Joaept A.

SECRETARIAT

Mr. Jamei S. Uy,ecretary, Rational Intelligence Authoritr

IAS 6th Kectlng

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GErtftALpressca regret that the original version had caused such turmoil. He explained that his primary purpose vas to get tho people necessary to do the Job oftha three departments, lie wants these people to try to find out vhere, because or lack of people or BOOST, the dopart-aents have to atop thair intelligence activities short of national requlrecents. General Vondenberg explained that he vas not trying to usurp any departmental prerogative*. He roalised. cannot do Its job unless them is an Intolllcenco eyston within Stato, War and Wavy vhlch is as strong as possible. He wants to find out vhere tbe departments have to stop and thus vhere there ere deficiencies or holes id our intelligence organization. General Vandor.bergthat ho had talked vith the Secretariesar and tho Davy, and vith Fleet Admiral Leahy, and they vera all in agreement vith his concept. Re vould, hovovor, welcome acy comments or criticism od the aubjoct paper.

DR. LUHD explained that he vas very Interested ineal going concern, including provision of the nocoesary monqy and people. His chief objection to the pepsr vaa that It vas rather loose In places and vould subsequently give rise to suspicions, the State Department had no objectionarge part of the paper. It did object, however, to2 of Appendix Dr. Langor felt that this paragraph voot beyond the provisions in the President's lettor. He doubted that it vaa nocossary. to undertake extensive research end analysis. Kc felt that If the departments shoved themselves unable to do tha- job. to perform such functions could be giver, at that tine. Dr. Langcr also fait thit it vould be oxtrcsxly difficult to define what ricldsof priaary or secondary lntorcst to the depnrtacnts.

GE-CRA1 VArrtrZJIG felt that point vould be covered,since he was required to oitala the eoncurrenca of appropriate members of tho Zo&rd In any given case.

DR. LAJTGER noted that tho decision as to which somber vas appropriate in any case vas left to the discretion of the Director. Ka felt that set:ir< up the preposition ofvith individual oenbers vould cause the Eocrd to pass into eclipse, vo-ld be very sorry to set that happen, since solidarity of the Coard gave necessary aaral support to the Director. Dr. Langor explained that it vas only because of the Interest of State. that he vcild like to avoiddebcte, aerlnony, or anyould break down the solidarity of tha Board. He thought thathould be noro specific, and therefore circulated an alternative paragraph 2.

GCTE3ULhought the- alternative paragraph voulc tie his hands unnecessarily. If he is to producentelligence he aust rill tho holes as rapidly as possible, he has to obtain approval byentire Board in each case, willebating societyction vill be taken,

DP. LARGER pointed out that the departments haveand responsibilitiesrrcocnlecd. He

noted that the Secretary ofhe responsibility of Informing the President regarding the foreign situation and advising him of what should be done in that field.

6th Hooting

GZJEJtAL VA.TDE3=JtC stated that cna of theurposes of this papor vas to. to define precisely tho fields of primary interest to the departnents.

CEilZRAL CBAKrERLIJI expressed his regret* that he had to"Jitinathis point, but stated that COLCBEL MICHZ.LA. could vote for hia unless there vero particularly controversial Issues lnvolv.d. General Chanberlin than left tho mooting.

GKrrTRAL VArfDETTBEHC said that he austuppleswnt-ary budgat within tho next fov days. vould bo without necessary funds durina the fiscal He vas therefore enxiOJs to. approval of the concept of this paper to onablc hia to secure the necessary funds. Bo felt. vould be unable to find the gaps in the intelligence situation unless it vas ablo to perform the research and analysis oporetlon.

I*.LASGES expressed the understanding that theStaff vas designed to find

GEKEHAL_VA?TOniCjtG thought, and AWnwa, SOIERS agreed, -hat thisroblca for research and not for planning,. actually performed research functions. It vould not Jtnov where thovcro.

. Intended to have so Urga a staff that it vould be able to tsjeo caxa of any conceivable

OE.'eral VAi;CE%'ZHG explained that b= wanted Onljto find the holes. would thon be aeeeasarywhether those holes could be filled by one ofparte* nts or wUother, in each particular field, tho ! rallied. In other words,

but rather to find out what tho dtpartocnts cannot do.

DR.agreed with this concept, but feltovision of the wording ofas necessary.

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he wording ofJ of Appendixince it accned toponor each Board member toprcvcdneat ions within his

The Board agreedc-vordLig of paragraph 5.

GTHERAL VAIJDeilcEaG noted that the Director of tho Federal Bureau of Investigation hadimilar rovision of, and this revision was acccotod in the Coard.

d that paragraphake It cl*ar. weald aondUet such operations only outsldo the llaits of she contlnantal felted States.

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rcviaior. was accepted by the Hoard.

colottzluggested re-vcrdlne the lest two linos off s subsequently agreed upon by the Soard.

THE UJTELLICEI'C- ADVISORY 3QAHD:-

Concurrod.ubject to tho following amcndmfciits to Appendix "A" thereto and appropriate changes In Appendix "Il"t

e. Reviseo road:

n pcrCoroinc tho functions specified inf tho President's letter, tho Director of Central Intelligence le hereby authorised tosuch research and analysis cs say bo accessary to detoraln* what functions in the fields of national security Intelligence ere not being presently performed or are not being adequately pcrforncd. Eased upon these detcrslxiatlonx, the Director of Centralocy centralize such research and analysis activities as stay, in bis opinion and that of the appropriate member or ocsbcrs of tho Intelligence Advisory Eoard, bo more offielontly or offectivoly ccconplishod centrally."

o rccd:

n addition to the functions spoclflod Inf the President's lettern cocordanco with. Directive no.he Director of Central Intelligence is hereby directed to act ts the agent of this Authority in coordinating all pcdcrel foreign Intelligence activities related to tho nationcl security to ensure that the ovor-elld objectives established by this Authority are properly Implemented and executed.-

o rvad:

"a. Conduct of all organised Federal espionage and counttr-osplonago operations outjidc tho United States end its potscsaions for the collection of foreign Intelligence inforrrctlon required for the national ocur-ty."

tho lest tvo linos ofo read:

"heroin, In addition toproprlitlons which ccn be side available for this purpose by the State, War and JCcvy DepartMnts."

(Enclosuro. IC as oac.idod subsequently oubnltted. consideration

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