341. Memorandum From the President’s Special Assistant (Rostow) to President Johnson 1
- New Ideas for U.S.-Philippine Cooperation
You asked Bill Jorden to come up with some new ideas that might be raised with President Marcos. You asked him to staff out further the six ideas he submitted. He has done so.[Page 750]
The attached memo and attachments cover the ground—including background and recommendations.
In sum, four of the ideas have possibilities; two are non-starters. You will want to consider these in light of the total package of assistance and cooperation that State, AID and Defense are now working up.
I am sending copies of the attached memo to State, AID and Defense so these matters can be considered at the meeting tomorrow on the Marcos visit.2
- Source: Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Philippines, Vol. III, Memos, 7/66–7/67 [2 of 2]. Secret.↩
- No record of this meeting has been found.↩
- Jorden and Bromley Smith submitted six ideas to the President on August 23 in a memorandum. The President remarked that they were “Good” and asked that staff studies be prepared in a “Hurry.” (Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Philippines, Vol. III, Memos, 7/66–7/67 [2 of 2])↩
- Attached but not printed.↩
- On September 14 Rostow recommended that Johnson raise the first four ideas in this memorandum with Marcos. (Johnson Library, National Security File, Country File, Philippines, Marcos Visit Papers, 9/14–16/66)↩