Washington, D.C. : Center for the Study of Intelligence, August 2016.
Book — 1 online resource (xii, 46 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps Digital: text file.
This anthology was prepared as a contribution to Department of Defense--led interagency efforts to commemorate the passing of 50 years since the large-scale engagement of the military forces of the United States and other countries in defending the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) against communist guerrilla, mainforce, and North Vietnamese Army units. For CIA, and many members of the US military, engagement in South Vietnam began well before what is marked as the beginning of the 50th anniversary commemoration, 1965. As the 41 articles selected by CIA historian Clayton Laurie for this anthology will show, Southeast Asia was the focus of CIA activity as long ago as the early 1950s, when it was directed to provide support to French efforts to maintain control of its colony of Indochina.
Book — 1 online resource (iii, 64 pages). Digital: text file.
Originally defined as Secret, Internal Use Only. Approved for release 04/19/2000. CIA history of the Special Activities Staff, 1957-1970. At first the Special Assistant was concerned primarily with performance and conduct cases. In addition, his staff furnished the clerical support and executive secretary for the Agency's Disposition Board, now called the Personnel Evaluation Board. Beginning in 1958, performance cases were processed by the staff under the provisions of the Agency's selection out program. In that year responsibilities for the Applicant Review Panel and the Overseas Candidate Review Panel were added to the staff. Starting in 1961 the staff also played the major role in the Agency's "701" surplus program and separation compensation program. In 1962 the staff was given responsibility for the management of the Agency's career conversion program as well as the program for the integration of "Eyes Only" personnel information. Since 1963 the staff has been called the "Special Activities Staff (SAS)." Throughout its existence, the staff has been responsible for developing regulatory material concerning conduct and discipline, procedures for handling adverse action cases, and the like.