National Security Directive 47: Counterintelligence and Security Countermeasures   [open pdf - 2MB]

Alternate Title: NSD 47: Counterintelligence and Security Countermeasures

In National Security Directive (NSD) 47, President H.W. Bush directs that "our CI [counterintelligence] and SCM [security countermeasures] initiatives should focus on the following goals. We must: -- Anticipate, detect, and neutralize human and technical operations conducted by foreign intelligence services targeting U.S. interests. -- Adapt to the CI and security implications of the new U.S. policy of furthering the political and economic integration of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe into the world economy. " Reduce our vulnerabilities to intelligence exploitation by foreign services within the United States and abroad by enhancing the security and CI integrity of our programs, operations, personnel, and installations worldwide. -- Maintain an effective mechanism to plan for and forecast the changing CI and SCM environments worldwide; to recommend operational, analytic, and security initiatives; to identify priority targets and resources; and to address evolving issues. To achieve these goals, we should emphasize offensive initiatives but also provide defensive enhancements and allocate resources in accordance with these priorities as ranked."

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NSD 47; National Security Directive 47
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George Bush Presidential Library: http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/
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