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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume II, Organization and Management of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1969–1972

The Intelligence Community and the White House


Document 179: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Helms to President-Elect Nixon

Washington , January 6, 1969 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 207, CIA, Vol. I, Jan 69–31 Dec 69. Top Secret; Handle via Byeman Comint Channels.


Document 180: Memorandum From [name not declassified] of the Central Intelligence Agency to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs-Designate (Kissinger)

Washington , January 7, 1969 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Kissinger Office Files, Box 1, HAK Administrative and Staff Files—Transition, Nov. 1968–Jan. 1969,C.I.A. Confidential.


Document 181: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Helms to Secretary of State Rogers

Washington , January 22, 1969 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–R01580R, Box 1, Folder 10, State. Secret; Sensitive. Drafted by Godfrey on January 21.


Document 182: Memorandum From Frank Chapin of the National Security Council Staff to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , January 23, 1969 .

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, NSC Files, 303/40 Committee Records, The 40 Committee. Secret; Eyes Only.


Document 183: Memorandum From the Director of Central Intelligence's Deputy for National Intelligence Programs Evaluation (Bross) to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , January 27, 1969 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–R01284A, Box 4, Folder 2, Intelligence Community Reorganization. Secret. A copy was sent to the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.


Document 184: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Washington , February 4, 1969 .

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, NSC Files, 303/40 Committee Records, The 40 Committee. Secret.


Document 185: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , February 5, 1969 .

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, NSC Files, 303/40 Committee, Minutes, 1969. Secret; Eyes Only. Prepared by Chapin on February 6. Copies were sent to Johnson, Packard, Helms, and Mayo (item 1 only).


Document 186: Editorial Note


Document 187: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Helms to Secretary of Defense Laird and the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Packard)

Washington , February 27, 1969 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–R01284A, Box 14, Folder 8, DCI Chron 1969. Top Secret; Handle via Byeman Comint Channels.


Document 188: Executive Order 11460

Washington , March 20, 1969 .

Source: 34 Federal Register 5535. Documentation on the formulation of the executive order—including the draft executive order prepared by PFIAB member Frank Lincoln, revisions urged by PFIAB Chairman Maxwell Taylor, and objections raised by Laird and Helms—is in the National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 274, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board—Vol. 1 [1969]. Also see Document 186. Significant differences in E.O. 11460 from E.O. 10938 of May 4, 1961, which it replaced, are footnoted below. E.O. 10938 is in 26 Federal Register 3951.


Document 189: Memorandum From Frank Chapin of the National Security Council Staff to the Deputy Director for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency (Karamessines)

Washington , April 21, 1969 .

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, NSC Files, 303/40 Committee Records, The 40 Committee. Secret.


Document 190: Memorandum From the Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Research, Directorate of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency (Walsh) to the Acting Deputy Director for Intelligence (Proctor)

Washington , June 4, 1969 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DDI Files, Job 79–T01159A, Box 4, Folder 3, Defense Intelligence Agency, 1969–1970. Secret.


Document 191: Memorandum From [name not declassified] of the Central Intelligence Agency to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , June 18, 1969 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–B01086A, NSC Meetings. Secret. Helms sent copies of the memorandum to the Deputy Directors for Intelligence, Plans, and Science and Technology, the Chairman of the Board of National Estimates, and the Special Assistant for Vietnamese Affairs, under cover of a June 18 note stating: “This is an accurate reflection of what the President said, and we must be most scrupulous in abiding by his wishes.”


Document 192: Letter From Director of Central Intelligence Helms to the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Packard)

Washington , July 22, 1969 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–R01284A, Box 3, Folder 25, Defense Intelligence Reorganization. Secret; Handle via Byeman Control System Only.


Document 193: Memorandum by Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , August 1, 1969 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 74 132, Intelligence Matters. For Official Use Only.


Document 194: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , September 15, 1969 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–R01580R, Box 1, Folder 2, White House. Secret. Drafted on September 23.


Document 195: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , October 18, 1969 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–R01284A, Box 3, Folder 33, C–17–303 Committee. Top Secret; Sensitive.


Document 196: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Helms to the Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (Taylor)

Washington , October 23, 1969 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–R01284A, Box 14, Folder 8, ER Files—DCI Chron, 1969. Top Secret; Handle via Byeman Comint Control Systems Jointly; Handle via Talent-Keyhole Channels Only.


Document 197: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , October 24, 1969 .


Document 198: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Washington , November 26, 1969 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 360, National Intelligence Estimates. Top Secret; Ruff; Umbra. Sent for information. A copy was sent to Lynn on December 9.


Document 199: Editorial Note


Document 200: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Washington , January 7, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, Agency Files, Box 275, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Vol. III, 1–1–70 through 4–30–70. Confidential. Sent for information. A copy was sent to Lynn.


Document 201: Memorandum From James Gardner of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Hurwitch)

Washington , January 16, 1970 .

Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, State/CIA Relations, 1970–1972. Secret. James R. Gardiner was in the office of INR's Deputy Director for Coordination.


Document 202: Statement Prepared for Secretary of Defense Laird in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Administration

Washington , January 30, 1970 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 74 142, Folder #33 (Items of Special Interest). No classification marking.


Document 203: National Security Decision Memorandum 40

Washington , February 17, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–213, National Security Decision Memoranda, NSDM 40. Top Secret. Copies were sent to Mitchell and Kissinger. In forwarding NSDM 40 to the President for his signature, Kissinger noted that “in view of recent mention of the 303 Committee in the public media, the directive changes the committee name to coincide with the number assigned to the NSDM itself, which is 40.” (Undated memorandum; National Security Council, 303/40 Committee Records, The 40 Committee)


Document 204: Memorandum From the Consultant to the National Security Council (Joyce) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , February 19, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Name Files, Box 825, Marshall, Andrew, Vol. I, 1969–1971. Secret. Sent for action. The memorandum was sent through Lynn.


Document 205: Memorandum From the Consultant to the National Security Council (Marshall) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , March 18, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Name Files, Box 825, Marshall, Andrew, Vol. I, 1969–1971. Top Secret; Sensitive. Sent for information. The tabs are attached but not printed.


Document 206: Memorandum From the Consultant to the National Security Council (Marshall) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , May 1, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Name Files, Box 825, Marshall, Andrew, Vol. I, 1969–1971. Top Secret; Sensitive. Sent for action. The tabs are attached but not printed.


Document 207: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Washington , May 7, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 372, Presidential Directive on Reduction of U.S. Personnel Overseas. Secret; Sensitive; Nodis. Sent for action.


Document 208: Memorandum From the Director of the Program Analysis Staff, National Security Council (Lynn) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , May 15, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 360, National Intelligence Estimates. Secret. Sent for action. The tabs are attached but not printed. Kissinger wrote at the top of page 1: “Lynn—I want to discuss soonest.”


Document 209: Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Richardson)

Washington , June 16, 1970 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 67, 350.059 (Alpha) 1070. Secret.


Document 210: Editorial Note


Document 211: Memorandum From the Director of the Program Analysis Staff, National Security Council (Lynn) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , August 7, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 239, Defense—Blue Ribbon Defense Panel. Top Secret. Sent for information.


Document 212: Memorandum From the Director of the Program Analysis Staff, National Security Council (Smith) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , September 23, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 276, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Vol. V, 1 Aug 70–31 Oct 70. Secret. Sent for action.


Document 213: Editorial Note


Document 214: Memorandum From the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence (Cushman) to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Administration (Froehlke)

Washington , November 2, 1970 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DDI Files, Job 79–T01159A, Box 4, Folder 1, Department of Defense, 1969–1970. Top Secret; Handle via Byeman Control System Only.


Document 215: Memorandum From the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Moorer) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , November 7, 1970 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76, 350.09. Top Secret. A notation on the memorandum indicates Laird saw it. Written by hand at the bottom of page 1 is: “M—Argues against any changes now!”


Document 216: Memorandum From President Nixon to his Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , November 30, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 208, CIA, Vol. III, 1 Jul 70–31 Dec 70. Eyes Only.


Document 217: Memorandum From Tom Latimer of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , December 1, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Name Files, Box 822, Latimer, Tom. Secret. Sent for information.


Document 218: Memorandum From the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , December 3, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 276, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Vol. VI. Top Secret; Sensitive; Contains Codeword.


Document 219: Editorial Note


Document 220: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Helms to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , December 7, 1970 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DCI Files, Job 80–B01285A, Box 13, Folder 6, DCIHelms Chron, 7/1/70–12/31/70. Secret; Sensitive.


Document 221: Memorandum From the Director of the Program Analysis Staff, National Security Council (Smith) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , December 21, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 206, Bureau of the Budget. Top Secret; Byeman; Comint; [codeword not declassified]. Sent for “urgent information.”


Document 222: Memorandum From Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , December 23, 1970 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 226, Dept of Defense, Vol. X, 1 Dec 70–23 Feb 1971. No classification marking.


Document 223: Memorandum From the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Moorer) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , December 24, 1970 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 76, 020 SD. Confidential.


Document 224: Editorial Note


Document 225: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Administration (Froehlke) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , February 3, 1971 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 197, 350.09 (Jan–Mar) 1971. No classification marking. A notation on the memorandum indicates that Laird saw it.


Document 226: Memorandum From the Director of the Program Analysis Staff, National Security Council (Smith) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , February 16, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 208, CIA, Vol. IV, Jan–Dec 1971. Top Secret; Sensitive. Sent for “urgent information.”


Document 227: Memorandum From President Nixon to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , March 8, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 360, National Intelligence Estimates. Secret.


Document 228: Information Memorandum From the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Cline) to the Under Secretary of State (Irwin)

Washington , March 8, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 283, Dept of State, Vol. X, 1 Dec 70–15 Apr 71. Secret.


Document 229: Memorandum From the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , March 27, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 332, Intelligence Reorganization, Vol. I. Top Secret; Byeman Comint.


Document 230: Memorandum From the Assistant Director, Office of Management and Budget (Schlesinger) to the Director (Shultz)

Washington , May 11, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 332, Intelligence Reorganization, Vol. I. Top Secret. A copy was sent to Kissinger. In a May 17 memorandum to Kissinger, Wayne Smith provided a more detailed summary of the comments by CIA, DOD, State, and the Science Adviser, and he attached copies of the respective comments. (Ibid.)


Document 231: Memorandum From the Director of the Program Analysis Staff, National Security Council (Smith) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , May 14, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 360, National Intelligence Estimates. Top Secret; Ruff; Zarff; Umbra; Restricted Data. Sent for action. At the top of page 1 is written “Outside system” and, in Kissinger's hand, “Do note from me to Helms.” A memorandum to Helms was signed by Kissinger on June 9.


Document 232: Report Prepared by the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

Washington , June 8, 1971 .


Document 233: Memorandum From Thomas Latimer of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig)

Washington , June 26, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 276, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1971, Vol. VI. Top Secret; Sensitive; Byeman; Contains Codeword. Sent for action.


Document 234: Draft Memorandum From Wayne Smith and Andrew Marshall of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , July 30, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 332, Intelligence Reorganization, Vol. I. Top Secret; Byeman. Kissinger initiated the memorandum.


Document 235: Memorandum From the Director of the Program Analysis Staff, National Security Council (Smith) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , September 7, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 332, Intelligence Reorganization, Vol. I. Top Secret; Byeman. Sent for action. Sent through Haig. The memorandum is marked “Outside System.” A handwritten note states: “Handcarried memo for Pres. to Alex Butterfield on 9/8/71 pm.” Other than Tab A (Helm's input), the tabs are not attached.


Document 236: Memorandum From the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , undated .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 276, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, 1971, Vol. VI. Top Secret; Bye-man. Sent for action.


Document 237: Memorandum For the Record

Washington , September 16, 1971 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–M01048A, Box 15, Folder 5, ExDir/Comptroller (Colby) Files, Intelligence Community. Secret; Sensitive.


Document 238: Memorandum From the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , September 24, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 332, Intelligence Reorganization, Vol. I. Top Secret; Byeman. Sent for action. The enclosures are attached but not printed.


Document 239: Memorandum From the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Shultz) and the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Washington , October 15, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 333, Intelligence Reorganization, Vol. I. Top Secret; Byeman; Comint.


Document 240: Letter From President Nixon to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , November 1, 1971 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–M01048A, Box 15, Folder 5, Ex Dir/Comptroller (Colby) Files, Intelligence Community. Secret.


Document 241: Memorandum From the Deputy Secretary of Defense (Packard)

Washington , November 3, 1971 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 197, 020 Intelligence 1971. No classification marking.


Document 242: Memorandum by President Nixon

Washington , November 5, 1971 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files Job 80–B01086A, Box 9, ER Files—DCI, 1971. Top Secret; Byeman; Comint. Copies were sent to Shultz and Kissinger.


Document 243: Minutes of Secretary of Defense Laird's Staff Meeting

Washington , November 8, 1971 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 028, Chron Files. Top Secret.


Document 244: Editorial Note


Document 245: Memorandum From the Director of the Net Assessment Group, National Security Council (Marshall) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , November 18, 1971 .

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, Log Numbered Series, 1971–1973. Top Secret. Sent for information.


Document 246: Memorandum From the Secretary of the 40 Committee (Jessup) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , November 22, 1971 .

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, 303/40 Committee Records, The 40 Committee. Secret; Eyes Only; Outside System. Sent for action. Sent through Haig. The tabs are attached but not printed.


Document 247: Memorandum From the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Cline) to the Under Secretary of State (Irwin)

Washington , December 1, 1971 .

Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, Functions and Responsibilities, 1965–1986.


Document 248: Editorial Note


Document 249: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Helms to President Nixon

Washington , December 3, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 333, Intelligence Reorganization, Vol. I. Secret. Copies were sent to Shultz and Anderson. Odeen and Marshall forwarded Helms' memorandum to Kissinger under a December 14 covering memorandum that stated: “The general direction Helms' plan takes appears adequate and appropriate. Andy Marshall will continue to monitor the staffing for Helms' new role. All appears to be going well so far.” A notation on the covering memorandum indicates that Kissinger saw it. (Ibid.)


Document 250: Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Irwin) to Secretary of State Rogers

Washington , December 3, 1971 , 3:12–3:35 p.m.

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, DEF 1 US. Secret. Drafted by Weiss on December 3, cleared by Cline, and forwarded to Rogers on December 4. The date and time of the meeting are from Kissinger's Record of Schedule, December 3. (Library of Congress, Kissinger Papers, Box 438, Miscellany, 1968–1976, Record of Schedule) For another record of the same meeting, see Document 251.


Document 251: Minutes of Meeting

Washington , December 3, 1971 , 3:12–3:35 p.m.

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, Log Numbered Series, 1971–1973. Top Secret; Codeword. The meeting was held in the White House Situation Room. Davis forwarded the minutes to Kissinger under cover of a December 14 memorandum. (Ibid.) For another record of the same meeting, see Document 250.


Document 252: Draft Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of Defense–Comptroller (Moot) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , undated .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 197, 020 NSA 1971. Secret. Hall forwarded the draft memorandum to Packard under cover of a December 8 memorandum in which he stated that the draft memorandum was prepared by his staff and edited by Cooke and himself. Hall also sent a copy to Haig on December 8, who forwarded it to Kissinger. (National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 229, Defense, Vol. XIV Nov–Dec 71)


Document 253: Memorandum From the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Moorer) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , December 10, 1971 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 0197, 350.09 SIGINT 1971. Secret.


Document 254: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , December 16, 1971 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 197, 020 NSA 1971. Secret. The memorandum was prepared in Hall's office but does not include drafting information. A notation on the memorandum indicates Packard saw it.


Document 255: Memorandum From the Director of the Net Assessment Group, National Security Council (Marshall) to the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig)

Washington , December 16, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 333, Intelligence Reorganization, Vol. I. Top Secret; Sensitive. Sent for information.


Document 256: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , December 16, 1971, 2:30 p.m.

Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, NSCIC–NSCIC Working Group (1971–1974). Secret. The minutes were drafted in CIA on December 16. Tweedy forwarded a copy to Cline under cover of a December 17 memorandum. (Ibid.)


Document 257: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Hall) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , December 22, 1971 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 197, 020 NSA 1971. Secret. The memorandum was coordinated with Cooke and General Counsel J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.


Document 258: Memorandum From the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Moorer) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , December 23, 1971 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 197, 020 NSA 1971. Secret. A notation on the memorandum indicates Laird saw it.


Document 259: Memorandum by Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , December 29, 1971 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD/ISA Files: FRC 330 74 083, 310.1 Oct 1971. No classification marking.


Document 260: Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Administration (Cooke) to the Secretary of Defense's Military Assistant (Murphy)

Washington , January 4, 1972 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 76 197, 020 NSA 1971. Secret.


Document 261: Letter From Secretary of Defense Laird to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , January 12, 1972 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–B01086A, Box 5, Folder 164, DOD. No classification marking.


Document 262: Department of Defense Directive 5115.1

Washington , January 18, 1972 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 77 094, 020 Intelligence 1972. No classification marking.


Document 263: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Hall) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , February 15, 1972 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 77 095, 020 DOD 1972. Secret. A notation on the memorandum indicates Laird saw it.


Document 264: Memorandum by the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , February 16, 1972 .

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, Log Numbered Series, 1971–1973. Secret.


Document 265: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Hall) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , February 23, 1972 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 77 094, 020 Intelligence 1972. No classification marking.


Document 266: Memorandum From the Director of the Net Assessment Group, National Security Council (Marshall) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , March 15, 1972 .

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, Log Numbered Series, 1971–1973. Top Secret. Sent for information. Kissinger wrote on page 1 of the memorandum, “I want to see Marshall soonest.” Haig wrote, “Coleman, schedule Tues or Wed, send to Andy.” The tabs are attached, but not printed.


Document 267: Aide-Mémoire From the Director, National Security Agency (Gayler) to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , March 16, 1972 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–B01086A, Box 12, Folder 386, NSA/Central Security Service. Secret; Handle Via Comint Channels Only.


Document 268: Memorandum From the Director of the Net Assessment Group, National Security Council (Marshall) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , April 13, 1972 .

Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, Log Numbered Series, 1971–1973. Top Secret; Sensitive. Sent for action. Kissinger wrote the following message to Marshall on page 1: “See my notes. I also want to discuss ASAP.” The memorandum was returned to Marshall through Haig who initialed it.


Document 269: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , April 13, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Kissinger Office Files, Box 7, HAK Administrative and Staff Files—Memoranda Dispatched from WB, Sept. 1971–1974. Secret. Drafted by Marshall. On April 14 Helms forwarded the memorandum to Tweedy with the following comment on the routing slip: “I don't know whether this is cause and effect yesterday, or the clanking machinery of the bureaucracy clanking.” (Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–R01284A, Box 4, Folder 2, I–23, Intelligence Community Reorganization)


Document 270: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Washington , April 28, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 276, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Vol. VI. Secret; Sensitive; Noforn. Sent for information. Drafted by Marshall. A notation on the memorandum indicates the President saw it.


Document 271: Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Helms to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , May 4, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Name Files, Box 825, Marshall, Andrew, Vol. II. Top Secret.


Document 272: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Hall) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , May 15, 1972 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 77 094, 350.09 (March–Dec) 1972. Secret.


Document 273: Memorandum From President Nixon to his Assistant (Haldeman)

Washington , May 18, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, White House Special Files, President's Personal Files, Box 4, Memoranda from the President, 1969–1974, Memos—May 1972. No classification marking. A copy was sent to Malek.


Document 274: Memorandum From President Nixon to the Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (Anderson)

Washington , May 19, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 276, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, Vol. VI. Top Secret; Sensitive. The Board drafted the memorandum for the President at his request following his meeting with the Board on May 5. (Memorandum from Latimer to Haig, May 12; ibid.)


Document 275: Memorandum From the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig) to the President's Assistant for Domestic Affairs (Ehrlichman)

Washington , May 29, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Kissinger Office Files, Box 7, HAK Administrative and Staff Files—Memoranda Dispatched from WB, Sept. 1971–1974. Confidential. Sent for action.


Document 276: Letter From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Hall) to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , June 5, 1972 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 77 094, 350.09 (March–Dec) 1972. Secret.


Document 277: Memorandum From the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for the Intelligence Community (Tweedy) to Director of Central Intelligence Helms

Washington , June 7, 1972 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–R01284A, Box 4, Folder 2, I–23, Intelligence Community Reorganization. Secret.


Document 278: Memorandum From Thomas Latimer of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig)

Washington , June 21, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 242, FBI, Vol. IV, 26 June 1970–27 July 1973. No classification marking. Sent for action.


Document 279: Memorandum From the Director of the Net Assessment Group, National Security Council (Marshall) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , June 30, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Name Files, Box 825, Marshall, Andrew, Vol. II. Top Secret; Sensitive; Codeword. Kissinger wrote on the first page: “Andy—Please see me. Dick [Campbell of the NSC Staff] before that I want to reread this memo plus attachments.” The memorandum has four covering notes, three of them undated, which include the following comments: Jonathan Howe of the NSC staff wrote Haig, “If we intend to take Helms on, it may be preferable to discuss these issues with him orally”; Haig wrote Kissinger, “We should meet with Helms and avoid paper donnybrook”; Haig told Campbell on July 10 to “set up meeting next week”; Campbell later wrote Marshall that he had been holding Marshall's memorandum “for the meeting we were going to have between you and HAK which never came off.”


Document 280: Memorandum From the Deputy Director for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency (Karamessines) to the Executive Director—Comptroller (Colby)

Washington , August 10, 1972 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Executive Registry Files, Job 80–M00165A, Box 21, Folder 446, State/Letters to All Ambassadors. Secret.


Document 281: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , August 16, 1972 .

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, DDO Files, Job 80–00037, Subject Files, Box 8, Folder 7, U.S.–6, NSC, 1972. Secret; Eyes Only.


Document 282: Memorandum From the Director of the Net Assessment Group, National Security Council (Marshall) to the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig)

Washington , September 6, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Name Files, Box 825, Marshall, Andrew, Vol. II. Top Secret. Haig initialed the memorandum and wrote on the first page: “Andy we still need to get together, hopefully Tues or Wed next week.”


Document 283: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Hall) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , October 10, 1972 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 77 0094, 350.09 (March–Dec). Secret. Copies were sent to Rush and Moot. A note on the memorandum reads: “OBE—29 Dec 72.”


Document 284: Editorial Note


Document 285: Memorandum for the Record

Washington , November 15, 1972 .

Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, State/CIA Relations, 1970–1972. Secret. Drafted by William McAfee, Deputy Director, Directorate for Coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research.


Document 286: Action Memorandum From the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Cline) to the Deputy Secretary of State (Irwin)

Washington , November 15, 1972 .

Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files: NSCIC–NSCIC Working Group, 1971–1974. Secret. Drafted by Berry and concurred in by Kux and Laingen.


Document 287: Memorandum From the Director of the Net Assessment Group, National Security Council (Marshall) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , November 24, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Name Files, Box 825, Andrew Marshall, Vol. II. Top Secret; Codeword; Handle via Byeman Talent Keyhole Channels Only. The memorandum is marked “Outside System.” Sent for information. The tabs are attached but not printed.


Document 288: Briefing Memorandum From the Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (Cline) to the Deputy Secretary of State (Irwin)

Washington , November 28, 1972 .

Source: Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, NSCIC Documents, 1972–1974. Top Secret; Ruff; Zarf; Umbra; Handle via [codewords not declassified] Byeman Talent Keyhole Comint Channels Jointly. Drafted by Cline and Richard Curl (INR/DDC).


Document 289: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Hall) to Secretary of Defense Laird

Washington , December 27, 1972 .

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330 77 094, 020 NSA 1972. Secret. A notation on the memorandum indicates Laird saw it.


Document 290: Transcript of a Memorandum to the President's Assistant (Haldeman) Dictated by President Nixon

Washington , December 27, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, White House Tapes, Oval Office, Conversation No. 828–6. No classification marking. The President dictated the memorandum in the Oval Office sometime between 10:12 and 10:44 a.m. The editors transcribed the portion of Nixon's remarks printed here specifically for this volume. A copy of the memorandum has not been found. Nixon's verbal instructions for punctuation and paragraphing have not been transcribed.