168. National Security Action Memorandum No. 3371


  • The Secretary of State
  • The Secretary of Defense
  • The Director of Central Intelligence


  • US Intelligence Facilities in Pakistan

In the light of your responses to my memorandum of July 6 on this subject, the President approves your unanimous recommendation [Page 334] that we proceed as a matter of urgency to develop alternate facilities, and requests a firm recommendation on this matter as soon as feasible.2

He also approves the Secretary of State’s recommendation that no further additions or improvements to the facilities be undertaken at this time.

Finally, he asks that the agencies concerned keep this matter under continuous review and prepare, on a contingency basis, a list of measures they would recommend if it were decided to use this means of convincing Pakistan of our dissatisfaction with its current posture.3

McGeorge Bundy
  1. Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, NSAMs, NSAM 337. Top Secret; COMINT. Prepared by McGeorge Bundy. A copy was sent to the Director of the Budget.
  2. On August 21 the Department asked the Embassy in [text not declassified] to comment [text not declassified]. (Telegram [text not declassified] to [text not declassified]; Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, [text not declassified] Cables, [text not declassified]) On August 25 the Department requested a similar assessment from the Embassy in Tehran; see Foreign Relations, 1964–1968, vol. XXII, Document 94.
  3. The Department transmitted the conclusions of NSAM No. 337 to Ambassador McConaughy on August 19. (Telegram 28 to Rawalpindi; Department of State, INR/IL Historical Files, [text not declassified] Cables, Rawalpindi)