NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 27, 1977
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(Studio) CIA director Stansfield Turner says overall cost of United States intelligence activities could be made public; says some risk might be involved in publishing figure and opposes any kind of breakdown, such as salaries in CIA or National Security Agency.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) [Faulty reception originating with network.] Turner testifies to Senate Intelligence subcommittee to give views on publication of intelligence costs; is question of public's right to know and national security. [TURNER - says Carter has told him overall figure can be released; fee Is release of itemized areas of cost would hurt intelligence more than information would help cntry.] Former CIA director William Colby says any disclosure is mistake. [COLBY - cites objections.] Turner says he realizes risk, but if public's confidence restored, it's worth it.
REPORTER: Charles Turner
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