What were the biggest problems for a freshman Director of Central Intelligence in the 70s?
In March 1977, shortly after the new president Jimmy Carter nominated Stansfield Turner as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA’s components began compiling some subjects on which the new DCI should get caught up.
That meant keeping him apprised of the many media appearances on his docket for the month.
It would require a review of the growing legal issues for the Agency, which, in recent years, had been put through the scrutiny of the Church Committee and the added hoop of the Hughes-Ryan Amendment.
And, apparently, it would require him to reconsider the burden being placed on the Agency by recent amendments to the Freedom of Information Act.