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Intelligence Budget #251683

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 27, 1977
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(Studio) CIA director Stansfield Turner tells Senate hearing that president Carter approves release of overall cost of United States intelligence operations.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Turner says he'll resist breakdown of budgets in intelligence community, but public knowledge of overall budget necessary to keep people informed. [TURNER - says compromise between public need for info. and giving enemies unnecessary advantage must be reached.] Former CIA dirs. Richard Helms and William Colby oppose releasing figs. [COLBY - cites objections.] Meanwhile, Turner tells committee of firing of 2 agents who helped former CIA official purchase explosive devices which were sold to for. cntry.; Turner notes action not illegal.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred
Duration:
00:02:00

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