361. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Eliot) to Secretary of State Rogers 1

Mr. Secretary

You will note that the attached memorandum from Henry 2 assigns action on an important foreign economic policy matter to a working [Page 787] group headed by the Commerce Department and would have the working group report to Henry. This is an example of how far we will have to go if we are to put coordinating responsibility for foreign economic policy back in your hands.

  1. Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S-NSC Matters Files: Lot 73 D 288, NSC/Misc, February 1970. No classification marking.
  2. The February 27 memorandum to Rogers, Laird and Stans directed preparation of an interagency paper setting forth options open to the President under Export Administration Act of 1969.