The Central Intelligence Agency is coming under fire again. A government- appointed and Congressionally-mandated panel of historians says that stonewalling by the CIA on the release of decades-old documents is making an official US diplomatic history the target of ridicule and scorn.
• Warren F. Kimball, a professor of American diplomatic history at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is the head of a 9-member advisory panel appointed by the Secretary of State and mandated by Congress to oversee official accounts of US diplomatic history.
• Pat M. Holt, the former chief of staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is the author of Secret Intelligence and Public Policy: A Dilemma for Democracy.