USE OF UNWITTING (DELETED) PERSONS IN COVERT ACTION ACTIVITY (DELETED)

Created: 5/7/1979

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MEMORANDUM FOR :

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The Honorable zbigniew Brzezinski ssistant to the President for National Security Affairs

of Unwitting Action Activity

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1. This memorandum has been prepared at the behestIntelligence Oversight Board and is intended toand the SCC with supplementary background dataan ongoing covert action activity which hasshe subjectresidential findingunethe program pursuant tof theActs amended.

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The President's approval of this program on

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2. ecent internal review of thewas advised for the first time of two particularof the operations f ' _ not been explicitly delineated to date in any ofmaterials provided to the SCC describingcovert action activity. I

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APPROVED I'OfATE: 2

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In March of this year, CIA brought thesethe attention of the Intelligence Oversiaht Boardour General Counsel had concluded that there wasor impropriety involved in either theplayed by

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_jnt it necessary and appropriate under the circumstances to solicit the independent views of IOB. The Board responded onpril by stating that it had "no reason to question" che General Counsel's findings and conclusions; at the sane time, IOB stated that the unwitting involvement of | ersons in the activityactor relevant to SCC cortsidera-tion and should have been brought to the attention of the SCC, as well as the SCI, at the tine that the activity was reviewed" prior to its submission to the President. The Board's response closed by urging that this matter be reported to the SCC for its "prompt consideration."

4. rust that the above willadequately apprise you and the SCC of theseof the1 wiil ba

happy, of course, to provide any additional informationmay require. Given lOB's acceptance of the findingsCIA General Counsel and pending any furtherthe SCC, we do not believe at this time that anythe modus operandirequired.

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