PUBLIC Af FAIRS6
Mr. Dusko Doder THE WASHINGTONh.
Dear Mr. Doder:
Mr. Casey asked me to respond for him to your letter ofctober. He rarely deals directly with journalists and prefers that you conmunicate solely with my office. You may not be aware that Agency regulations require all inquiries from the media be referred to my office.
entioned to you on the phone, my office takes callsreat number and variety of journalists and media outlets. We respond on those subjects we can discuss. You are welcome to call too.
I commiserate with you on your assignment and regret that there is little we can do to help you. As former Director Dick Helms once said: CIA "wasn't established to keep in touch with thets job is to advise the President and the National Security Council, stay out of the limelight and keepince practically everything we do is classified and we cannot discuss or comment on classified matters, this remains good advice and we follow it.Original document.