82. Record of Agreements and Decisions of the Senior Interdepartmental Group Meeting1
- The Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Chairman)
- The Director, CIA
- The Director, USIA
- The Acting Administrator, AID
- General Brown for General Wheeler, JCS
- Mr. Yarmolinsky for Mr. Vance, Defense
- The Special Assistant to the President, Mr. Walt W. Rostow
- The Staff Director
- Treasury—Under Secretary Barr
- O/FSI/NIS—Ambassador Kidder
A) Transfer of Duties and Responsibilities of the Special Group (CI)
The SIG approved the recommendations attached to the agenda for the 13th meeting2 after making the following changes:
- In recommendation 2 of the responsibilities assigned to the SIG, the SIG is to establish a Committee on Training, not a Sub-Committee.3 Also, there will be established a review board whose chairman will be appointed by the Chairman of the SIG, the review board to make a separate report directly to the SIG on the adequacy of training for countersubversion.
- The language of paragraph 2 of the responsibilities assigned to the Department of State to be redrafted.
- Paragraph 2 of the responsibilities assigned to DOD to include USIA among those agencies to be consulted.
- In the responsibilities assigned to AID, paragraph 1, the report to be made by November 1.
The SIG also agreed to request the Assistant Secretaries of AF, ARA, FE and NEA to bring to the attention of the SIG each month those “emergent critical situations in their regions” which might require action by higher authority.4
“Summary of Recommendations Listed by Action Responsibility”, reflecting the changes mentioned above, is attached.
Staff Director (SIG)
- Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Agency File, State Department, Senior Interdepartmental Group, Vol. I, 13th Meeting, 7/26/66, Box 56. Secret. Drafted on July 28 by Harry H. Schwartz, SIG Staff Director.↩
- The agenda and attached analyses, comments, and recommendations for the consideration and approval of the Senior Interdepartmental Group, which resulted from a survey made by Randolph A. Kidder, Coordinator of the National Interdepartmental Seminar (NIS), at the request of Under Secretary George Ball, the SIG Chairman, dated July 21, are ibid. This package was attached to an undated transmittal memorandum from Schwartz to Bromley Smith and representatives of AID, CIA, USIA, JCS, and DOD.↩
- In a July 25 letter to Bromley Smith commenting on the recommendations, General Maxwell D. Taylor suggested this change. (Ibid.)↩
- See last sentence of NSAM 341. [Footnote in the source text. NSAM 341 is Document 56.]↩
- Tabs A–N are in the Johnson Library, National Security File, Agency File, State Department, Senior Interdepartmental Group (SIG), Memos and Misc. [I], Box 60. NSAM 177, August 7, 1962, is printed in Foreign Relations, 1961–1963, vol. IX, Document 150. Tab J is a summary and discussion of Point 5, “Adequacy of Police Programs,” set forth in Annex 1 to Taylor’s January 17 report (see footnote 3, Document 50).↩
- Document 191.↩
- See footnote 9 below.↩
- Not found.↩
- Tab I is a summary and discussion of Point 3, “Defects in Training,” set forth in Annex 1 to Taylor’s January 17 report.↩
- Tab N summarizes the reports of Committees I–III and recommends follow-up action by agencies.↩
- For text of NSAM 119, see Foreign Relations, 1961–1963, vol. VIII, Document 65.↩
- NSAM 162 is printed ibid., Document 91.↩
- NSAM 182 is printed ibid., Document 105.↩
- Not found.↩
- Tab III to Annex A is the Report of Taylor Committee I.↩
- This is a summary and discussion of Point 1, “Need for greater emphasis on the prevention of subversive aggression,” in Annex 1 to Taylor’s January 17 report.↩
- This is a summary and discussion of Point 7, “Intelligence to Support Countersubversion Planning and Programming,” in Annex 1 to Taylor’s January 17 report; see footnote 3, Document 50.↩