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CIA / Special Report #473831

NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 25, 1974
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(Studio) CIA special report deals with clandestine activities in other cntrys.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Because of Chile, accepted CIA role questioned. Policy of CIA clandestine activity defended by President Ford September 16, 1974; film shown. [Senator Frank CHURCH - believes United States lowering itself to Russian level by intervening in others' affairs. CIA clandestine policies come home eventually; Watergate perfect example] Congress upset because it was unaware of extent of CIA involvement in Chile. On March 22, 1974, then Secretary of State William Rogers says CIA didn't act wrongfully with regard to Chile. On February 7, 1973, Senator Stuart Symington questioned then CIA director Richard Helms with regard to CIA involvement in Chile. Helms claimed CIA never attempted to overthrow Allende govt, in Chile. At confirmation hearings for Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, he said efforts in Chile were to strengthen democratic political process. Representative Michael Harrington questioned former deputy ambassador in Chile about destabilization of Chilean government, but truth hot told. [CIA director William COLBY - believes congress control over CIA sufficient. Believes CIA essential to preservation of democracy in American] Few Congmen. propose abolishment of CIA; no sweeping changes foreseen.
REPORTER: Robert Goralski

(Studio) Harrington says Congmen. on cmtes. involved with CIA generally go along with executive branch in foreign policy; no real changes on horizon.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Goralski, Robert
Duration:
00:06:10

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