William S. Cohen Papers | Senate Legislative
Materials on Defense Intelligence
MS 126.96.36.199.5 Intelligence 1980-1989 2 boxes
Cohen served on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee from 1983
to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1997. He was the ranking member
during the 100th and 101st Congresses, 1987-1991. While the National
Archives holds the official records of the Committee, these two
boxes primarily reflect the intelligence-related work of Cohen's
personal staff: application of the Freedom of Information Act with
regard to classified documents; authorization to offer and pay a
reward for information concerning terrorist activities;
Congressional oversight of government intelligence operations; U.S.
counterintelligence policy including legislation related to equity
with Soviet intelligence cosponsored with Senator Leahy; military
and economic events in Nicaragua; confirmation of CIA Director
William Webster in 1987; and disputes over intelligence information
allegedly leaked from the committee.
Jim Dykstra worked on Cohen's personal staff from 1979 to 1983 and
worked on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee staff from 1983
to 1991, serving as staff director when Cohen was the ranking
member. Mike Hastings also contributed to this sub-series. See
related materials in the Senate: Legislative: Foreign Relations
subseries and the Senate: Legislative: Iran-Contra Committee
Arranged alphabetically. Materials include transcripts of hearings
conducted by Senate committees, staff memos, correspondence,
editorials, press releases, news clippings, and briefing books.
American-Soviet Diplomatic Equivalence to United Nations, 1985-1986,
Boland Amendment and Nicaragua, 1986-1988.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Deputy Director confirmation,
1987-1989, 2 folders.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Deputy Director nomination, 1989.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Director confirmation, 1986-1987,
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Information Act, 1982-1985.
Cohen-Nunn Honduras Mission letter, 1984.
Cohen, Soviet travel identification, 1985.
General Richard Collins, embezzlement trial.
Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations,
hearing, Soviet espionage, 1985.
Freedom of Information Act, 1985.
Intelligence Committee, general issues, 1985-1988, 2 folders.
Intelligence Identities Protection Act, 1981-1984.
Intelligence, press articles and statements, 1987-1988.
National Intelligence strategy, 1985-1987.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Greece and Turkey, 1983-1989.
Oversight legislation, post Iran-Contra, 1987.
Select Committee on Intelligence, Helms dispute, 1987-1988.
Subcommittee on Intelligence, changing world environment, 1990-1991.
Wehrkunde Conference, 1985.
Yamal Pipeline, Soviet threat to the West, 1980-1981.
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