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189. Editorial Note

At a meeting of the Special Group on September 19, 1963, William Colby of the Central Intelligence Agency referred to a detailed review of Agency operations in several areas including China and Tibet. According to a memorandum of the meeting by Thomas A. Parrott, Colby stated that the review had shown those activities were “not especially productive.” The memorandum continues: “Therefore, the responsible operators have come to the conclusion that probably a change of approach is indicated. This would restrict targets to those of real significance, and would provide sufficient agent forces to accomplish the objective. Sizeable losses would have to be anticipated.” (Central Intelligence Agency, DCI (McCone) Files, Job 80-B01285A, Box 1, 303 Committee Meetings)