THE DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence
Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
Director for National Foreign Assessment
Assistant National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asia
Pre-SCC Meeting ofecurity Framework
Li Action Requested. None; th* following is for your information. (U)
Background. Th* meeting, chaired by BCen Bill Odom of the NSC staff, was held in the White Rouse Situation room with attendee* from State, Defense, DOE, Treasury, and the JCS. Th* purpose was twofold. First, to determine if any department or agency required decision* on some part of th* Security Framework prior to passage of lines by the incoming Administration. Second, how should th* Security Framework background, achievements,* presented to the new team. JM|
On the first count, only Treaaury appeared toime-sensltiv* topicdetermination of the amount and mix of aid
In so doing, rsp*clfie*lly"*erve(Tthe option or an SCC(I) to which Odom readily (almost too readily) agreed. JfcJ|
A. jhe majority of the meeting was consumed by an elliptical discussion of what artform the presentation of the Security Framework to the incoming Administration should take. Possible candidates were:
Presidential Decision Memorandum;
year-end report of objectives, achievements, and prospects;
"key Issues" paper.
The PDM, because of Its Imperative mood, strikes me as an unattractive vehicle. The "key issues" paper Is the sort of thing which Invites divisive departmental commentary and ends up subordinating sharp capabilities and objectives to fuzzy concepts and goals. Perhaps, this would be helpful
The 'year-end report' seems to offer the best chance
if mercilessly edited.
elatively short lucid exposition of the topic which'mlght keep the transition wheel-spinninginimum. ersonally think that if the presentation Is Indeed intended "to help the new teamuick handle on the subject, we should simply ask thea what sort of approach they would like to see it take.Original document.