Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with Gunther K. Rosinus
Q: It worked out better than we could have expected in the case of. ...
ROSINUS: Charlie Wick.
Q: ... . because of the close personal relationship. ...
ROSINUS: Very much so. It was a very great plus for USIA.
Q: That is not going to be the case with the present director. It is going to be unfortunate.
ROSINUS: We have recommended, you know, over the years ways in which this process could at least be enhanced, and one would be a permanent representation in the National Security Council. We do have an officer in there, but again I would have it at a higher level. I would have the director sitting in the Security Council deliberations.Then, again, the idea that we ought to have the equivalent of POLADs from the USIA side in all of the major military commands and in the roles I earlier advocated-that could create new feedback both into the Agency and into policy deliberations on security policy matters. Then this interchange of personnel between the various cones of State and USIA would create a similar impulse, so there are these ways, but, my God, it has been thirty years and we still haven't really advanced along those lines, so I am not sure we ever will.
Q: I am not sure we will, but not only that — if you got that position on the National Security Council and then had the second level people, you know. ...
ROSINUS: That's right — how would you look.