January 24, 1957
Memorandum for the Director of Central Intelligence, 'Reappraisal of U.S. Propaganda Broadcasting' [Declassified May 6, 2019]
Richard Helms forwards to Allen Dulles a memorandum from the Psychological and Paramilitary Operations staff and the International Organizations Division taking issue with State Department recommendations to reorient and curtail RFE and RL broadcasts.
December 19, 1967
303 Committee Decision on Funding Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty
Principals of the Departments of State and Defense and CIA agree on December 15, 1967 on “surge funding” of RFE and RL through June 1969 and on continued corporate (but not private) contributions to the RFE Fund.
June 16, 1971
Helms Seeks Advice from Office of Management and Budget Director
In the absence of Congressional action on funding RFE and RL after June 30, 1971, Richard Helms seeks advice from Office of Management and Budget Director George Shultz on “what the Administration desires that the Central Intelligence Agency do about the funding and the management of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, effective 1 July 1971.” [Published as document 55, FRUS, 1969-76, XXIX]