PROPOSED DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE DIRECTIVE 4/1 NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE O

Created: 10/30/1947

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PROPOSED DIIiECTOP.ATICMAL IHTELLICESCS OBJECTIVES

Under the authority cf Rational Security Council Intelligencend for the purpose of providing guidance for the collection and production of intelligence:

1. By virtue of their relevance to the national security and to the femulation of national policies, national Intelligence Objectives, generally applicable to all foreign areas, shall be tho determination of:

intentions, current activities and probable future

| activities of the USSR with regard to the area under consideration.

intentions, current activities and probableof the government or governnvents in the area withdomestic affairs, including the basic human freedoms,and domestic propaganda.

or external forces affecting the stability ofgovernment or governments in the area, including itsand main current political issues, and their probable

important foreign policies of the area, itsand probable future relations with the liiJ,and with other countries.

susceptibility of the area to political orby such other countries.

current and anticipated thenas and trends in thepropaganda.

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The present and anticipated military capabilities of the area, particularly as to the distribution and allocation of its 'lanpowor, industrial and logistic effort to its -round, sea and air forces.

trends In the developments of new weapons and ofboth within and without the armed forces.

wnr potential and erand strategy nor and in theincluding proeent and future mobilization capabilities andof its armed forces.

The current and anticipated status of tae foreign tradee area as seen in its tradetrade balances, and trade channeling.

k. The present and anticipated economic stability of tne area and the extentich it depends on outside economic assistance,

1. Tne current and anticipated stutus of the transportation end ccraoanication facilities of the area, of its food supply, of its financial situation, and of its proven reserves of natural resources.

au Any significant relocations of tlie labor population or any nowethods or techniques in tho area whichindicate scientific activitiesearing on our national security.

n. The present status of scientific activities and their probable developments in the foreseeable future.

o. Existing or potential factors in the politcal, nil!r economic situation of the area contributing to or jeopardizing our national security, and their probable developments in the foreseeable future.

2. The national Intelligence Objectives stated above are established for the following purposes!

a. To seiveide for planning the production of intollicence naterial;

b. To serveeneral feuidc to agencies formulating specific

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uosts for intelligence information;

c. To preclude the necessity of preparing and issuing individual

National Intelligence Requirements, as such, for each country or area.

3. The Central Intelligence Agency, ia collaborationother agencies concerned, shall establish and maintainurrent basis priority listings of .'iational Intelligence Objectives, by country and/or subject.

U, Approved priority listings prepared in accordance -'dthbove, shall bo appropriately disseminated by the Central intelligence Agency.

R. H. ?fILia;KOETTER

Rear Acfeairal, "JSW

Director of Central Intelligence

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