National Intelligence Council
MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence
Ae-ting Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
National Intel 1igence Council
D. Gr1esv -
National Intelligence Officer for Narcotics
Attendanceednesday Meeting of the
Executive Board of the National Narcotics' Border Interdiction System (NNBIS)
Normally, OOCIttend Executive Board meetings. On this occasion they specifically asked for you. This suggests that the Vice President wants Cabinet officers to hear his request for more support for NNBIS, though the only issue currently on the agendaispute between Customs and others over who has responsibility for aerial surveillance--for interdictionUS borders. The Vice President backs Customs. Others in attendance will probably include Bud Mullen, administrator of DEA; Judge Webster of the FBI; Attorney General Smith; Customs Commissioner Von Raab; Admiral James S. Gracey, Commandant, US Coast Guard; Secretary Regan; senior officials from DOB and perhaps the services; Admiral Murphy and staff members from the Vice President's Office. The Vice President will chair.
The Executive Board manages NNBIS under the direction of the Vice President. The Board meets every few months to hear progress reports from NNBIS regional directors and toat on the back, push, or kick In the pants from Murphy, as the case nay be. Under the Executive Boardoordinating Board, which meets irregularly at my level to consider nuts and bolts problems. Although everyone who sits in on Executive Board and Coordinating Board meetings supports the NNBIS concept, some of the agencies, such as DEA, are in fact opposed tond fight It at the working level. The Intelligence Community has tried to be as supportive as possible without running afoul of the provisions of Executivehat prevent direct involvement in active law enforcement cases. Atre memos on past meetings.
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The Vice President's Officeot entirely satisfied with the performance of the Intelligence Community. Murphy seems to believe that we hold the key to border Interdiction. If only we would analyze all the Intelligence properly, we could provide NNBIS with information about ships and planes that are bringing narcotics to our shores. This runs up against CIA's longstanding policy decision to collect and analyze strategic narcotics Intelligence, while leaving the tactical field to DEA and other law enforcement organizations. NNBIS needs more tactical intelligence and analysis, but It hasimited need for our strategic product.
Last month Murphy wrote theetter asking that CIAIA officer to his office who could act as intelligence coordinator for the NNBIS Centers. In the past CIA has declined on Executive Order grounds to second CIA officers to the individual Centers;esponse to this new request for an officer for the Washington staff of NNBIS, the DDCI has asked Fred Hutchinson totudy of operational and legal problems andolution to him. Hutchinson is proposing that CIA send Kurphy an officer with DOO LA Division experienceGI/Strategic Narcotics Branch experience. Ats Murphy's letterraft of Hutchinson's reply.
5. Several months ago. Murphy's office asked permission to send CIA I
to the NNBIS Center 1nlater to other^TnTe local law enforcement personnel work in the Centers, not to mention
representatives of many national law enforcement organizations,
CIA were Initially reluctant to comply. We feared not only prooTBTe" security arrangements In the Centers, but also the problem of pre-trial discovery in thepecific piece of intelligence led to an arrestrial. However, these problems have been for the most part solved, and CIA Information is just now beginning to flowto Miami. 'icr beyond Miami to other Centers, we will probably follow suit.
Murphy also asked CIA to provide training to the intelligence components of the six NNBIS Centers. This has Been done, butomewhat different result than expected. Our trainingsenior annuitants, one from the DOO and one from thethat there was no audience for training. The Centers receivedmall amount of tactical Intelligence from the law enforcement community that there was no need to train them up In analytical techniques. Thus the team used Its time to study the Centers and write reports on each of them. nderstand It. these have proved valuable to the Vice President's Office. Atre two of these reports.
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rl.iiii*nt, is notnalytical wor* from trespassing on domestic US terrain. This leaves CIAnique position, andonsequence we have been uniquely careful not to mingle too closely with law enforcement, especiallyarticular narcotics caseoving towards arrest or trial. Most of the members of the Executive Board are unaware of this distinction between CIA's situation and the situation of Community members covered by posse comitatus.
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Attached asroup of charts prepared for my useecent narcotics conference in Costa Rica. They attest in impressive fashion to the rapid, sustained growth of the narcotics effort in the-Intel)igence Community.
s an exchange of letters between you and the Vtce President from last summer.
David D. Cries
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