NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jun 09, 1990
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(White House: Sandy Gilmour) Debate over how well CIA did in predicting the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and President Mikhail Gorbachev's problems in USSR examined; details recalled of collapse of Communist empire that was missed by United States intelligence- gathering community. [Former arms negotiator Kenneth ADELMAN - criticizes CIA.] [President BUSH - says no one predicted peaceful change in Eastern Europe.] [Former CIA director William COLBY - talks about Kremlin's secrets.] [KGB defector Arkady LEVCHENKO - says human intelligence within USSR should be a priority.] CIA noted underestimating how much Soviet military expenditures were driving down the economy. [Soviet economics expert Vasily SELIUNIN - (thru translator) comments.] [National Security Adviser Brent SCOWCROFT - says a lot in the world is unpredictable.] CIA analysis of Gorbachev's problems quoted.