INVESTIGATIONS: Intelligence Gap?

Grim looks clouded the faces of Senate Preparedness Subcommittee members last week after Allen Dulles, pipe-puffing boss of the Central Intelligence Agency, testified in secret about the awesome difficulties of U.S. intelligence-gathering inside the Soviet Union. Most worrisome dim spot in U.S. intelligence: estimates of Soviet missile production and deployment are based not on knowledge of actual output but on estimates of missile-making "capability." Some subcommittee members found the present intelligence gap even more distressing than the future missile gap of the early 1960s (TIME, Feb. 9), hinted that they would be willing to vote more money for CIA...

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