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Espionage / Canada and USSR / United States and Vietnam / United States Agencies / FBI and CIA Appointments #256746

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 09, 1978
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(Studio) Canadian foreign secretary Don Jamieson's announcement to parliament in Ottawa that USSR spy ring has been broken and that 11 Soviet diplomats have been ordered to leave and 2 others won't be allowed to return noted. Soviet spies' attempts to recruit top official of Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Ottawa, Canada) Details given with regard to spy ring. [JAMIESON - describes activities of Soviet spies' relations with RCMP officer.]
REPORTER: Mark Phillips (CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) reporter)

(Studio) Report on response to United States charges of his involvement in espionage case with State Department employee and Vietnam national by Vietnam United Nations ambassador Dinh Ba Thi. Film shown. Senate Intelligence Committee's proposal with regard to charter to nation's intelligence agencies outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Details of proposed legislature listed; would prevent such abuses as practiced by FBI, CIA and others in past. [Committee chairperson Birch BAYH - says country will be committed to law governing intelligence activities.] Objections of civil libertarians to proposed legislature noted. [ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) spokesperson Jerry BERMAN - compares provisions of legislature to FBI harassment of 1940's-50's-60's.] [Senator Warren HUDDLESTON - seems unlikely to him that this would occur.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Senator confirmation of Judge William Webster as FBI director and Frank Carlucci as assistant CIA director noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred;
Phillips, Mark

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