The Senators Vs. the Spooks

Congress prods Casey into drafting a top-secret CIA master plan

The 40-page document, personally delivered to a handful of Senators by CIA Director William Casey last week, is stamped TOP SECRET on every page--twice. It outlines nothing less than the spy agency's proposed strategy and priorities for the next ten years. Top priority, not surprisingly, is given to assessing Soviet capabilities. Great importance is placed as well on counterterrorist and counterintelligence activities and on attempts to figure out trends in the Third World. Otherwise, no one who saw a copy of the plan, including the 15 members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and key staffers, would say anything about...

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