Report to the President by the Commission on CIA Activities

Title:                      Report to the President by the Commission on CIA Activities within the United States

Author:                 Nelson Rockefeller

Rockefeller, Nelson A. (1975). Report to the President by the Commission on CIA Activities within the United States. Washington, DC: U.S. Govt. Print. Off.

LCCN:    75601924

JK468.I6 U54 1975

Date Updated:  April 11, 2016

This is a review by the Defense Intelligence School.[1]

This is the report, findings, and recommendations of President Ford’s Commission on CIA Activities within the United States, chaired by Vice President Rockefeller. The Commission was established, following allegations in the press and elsewhere, to determine whether any domestic CIA activities exceeded the Agency’s statutory authority. This is a clear and detailed account of CIA’s activities in the domestic field, particularly in the light of the times and circumstances in which they occurred. It is important for the professional intelligence officer.

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[2]

This is the text of the final report of Vice-President Nelson Rockefeller and his seven-men panel which investigated allegations, made chiefly by New York Times correspondent Seymour Hersh (see section B, this chapter), that the CIA had conducted massive operations within the United States during the 1960s and early 1970s. The report, released to the public by the president during a nationally televised press conference on 10 June 1975, contains specifics on the CIA’s domestic intelligence operations such as infiltration of anti-Vietnam War groups and the interception and examination of U.S. mails. Findings, conclusions, and thirty recommendations are included in the report, It contains seven appendices: appendix 3 is the CIA charter from the National Security Act of 1947, as amended. Appendix 6 contains proposed changes to these statutes, Altogether a unique look behind the scenes of CIA’s activities and operations.

[1] Defense Intelligence School (1981). Bibliography of Intelligence Literature: A Critical And Annotated Bibliography of Open-Source Literature (7th ed, rev.). Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence School, p. 63

[2] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 87

 

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