Samuel Halpern

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Samuel Halpern was a CIA officer from 1947 to 1974.[1]

Halpern served in the Office of Strategic Services and the Strategic Services Unit before joining the CIA. He served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director for Plans for seven years. He retired in December 1974.[2]

At the inaugural meeting of the Consortium for the Study of Intelligence in April 1979, Halpern presented an essay on clandestine collection (spying) which argued, in Roy Godson's summary, that "collection capabilities had been seriously damaged by the Freedom of Information Act, the Congress, and the attitudes and guidelines adopted by recent Directors of Central Intelligence.[3]

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  1. DEATH OF NOTE, Weekly Intelligence Notes, Association of Former Intelligence Officers, 7 March 2005.
  2. Roy Godson, ed., Intelligence requirements for the 1980s: Elements of Intelligence, National Strategy Information Center, 1983, p.13.
  3. Roy Godson, ed., Intelligence requirements for the 1980s: Elements of Intelligence, National Strategy Information Center, 1983, p.13.