National Press Club

U.S. Intelligence Policy

November 29, 1989

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Run time: 58 minutes

Director Webster's appearance comes two weeks after Congress passed an intelligence authorization bill that included provisions for an independent inspector general. Webster discusses the need for intelligence and the challenge of managing great amounts of intelligence information. Webster points to the intelligence agency's role in arms treaty compliance observation and comments that changes in eastern Europe increase the chances of instability in the region.