• Short Summary

    THE AMERICAN CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WAS ACCUSED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BY MR. PETER WERDELL, PRESS OFFICER?

  • Description

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    GV EXT. CAPITOL BUILDING
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    2.
    SCU&CU RICHARD STEARNS SPEAKING (SOF)
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: STEARNS: "THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, THROUGH CO-OPERATING FOUNDATIONS, CONTRIBUTED SUBSTANTIAL FUNDS TO THE USNSA BEGINNING IN THE 1950's. SOME OFFICERS, AND A FEW STAFF MEMBERS, KNEW OF THIS RELATIONSHIP, THOUGH MOST OF THE STAFF, AND PARTICIPANTS IN USNSA PROGRAMMES, DID NOT. THE RELATIONSHIP APPARENTLY ORIGINATED BECAUSE THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY BELIEVED THAT A STRONG AMERICAN NATIONAL UNION OF STUDENTS, ACTING INTERNATIONALLY, WAS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST. USNSA PROGRAMMES HAVE INVOLVED DEDICATED AND IDEALISTIC STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD. IT WAS THE INTOLERABILITY OF A PERVERT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOVERNMENT AGENCY THAT LED TO A DECISION TO TERMINATE IT. USNSA RECEIVED PROJECT GRANTS FROM MANY GOVERNMENT SOURCES, SUCH AS THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION, THE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY, THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE: BUT GRANTS FROM SECRET SOURCES COULD NO LONGER BE TOLERATED. "WE BELIEVE THAT USNSA IS CARRYING FORWARD MANY USEFUL AND SIGNIFICANT PROGRAMMES. WE DEEPLY REGRET THAT A PAST, SUB ROSA RELATIONSHIP, WILL INEVITABLY JEOPARDISE THESE ACTIVITIES AND CAST DOUBT ON THE THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS, BOTH HERE AND ABROAD, WHO WORK WITH THE USNSA IN GOOD FAITH.



    "IT IS DISTRESSING THAT THE RELATIONSHIP WILL DAMAGE INNOCENT PEOPLE AND MAKE THE WORK OF THE USNSA DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, WE MUST INSIST ON A FREE AND OPEN PRESS TO PROTECT OUR DOMESTIC TRADITIONS. THE USE OF PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS BY THE CIA MUST BE TERMINATED."




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    Background: THE AMERICAN CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WAS ACCUSED YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BY MR. PETER WERDELL, PRESS OFFICER OF THE NATIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION, OF HAVING THREATENED STUDENT LEADERS TO MAKE THEM KEEP SECRET ALLEGED FINANCIAL LINKS BETWEEN THE AGENCY AND STUDENT ORGANISATIONS. A FURTHER CONDEMNATION OF THE CIA'S ACTIVITIES HAS COME FROM THE INTERNATION VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION, MR. RICHARD STEARNS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABUFLUHDLI9QZLI0WYYKLQETJ1
    Media URN:
    VLVABUFLUHDLI9QZLI0WYYKLQETJ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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