78. National Security Study Memorandum 771


  • The Secretary of State
  • The Secretary of Defense
  • The Secretary of Agriculture
  • The Director of Central Intelligence
  • The Director of the Bureau of the Budget
  • The Director of the U.S. Information Agency
  • The Administrator of the Agency for International Development
  • President of the Export-Import Bank


  • Program Budgets

The President has directed that program budgets will be prepared for selected countries where the United States has major overseas diplomatic, military, economic assistance, intelligence, and information programs. Where appropriate, these program budgets will be used as the basis for U.S. program decisions.

To implement this directive, the addressee agencies will designate individuals, by country, by October 10, 1969 to be available for a period of 90 days to develop program budgets for the following countries:

Thailand India Brazil
Korea Pakistan Chile
Philippines Turkey Colombia
Indonesia Greece

These program budget groups will work under the supervision of the Program Analysis staff of the National Security Council which will cooperate closely with the staff of the Bureau of the Budget. The completed program budgets will be submitted to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs by December 15, 1969.

Where appropriate the AID and PL 480 program budgets will be used as the basis for the FY 70 country program memoranda submitted to the President pursuant to NSDM 10.2

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In the case of the three Latin American countries on the above list (Brazil, Chile and Colombia), the program budgeting studies directed by this memorandum should be related to the extent possible to existing programming activities under the CASP (Country Analysis and Strategy Paper) system.

Henry A. Kissinger
  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–163, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 77. Confidential.
  2. NSDM 10, “AID and PL–480 Commitments,” April 11, 1969 (Ibid., Box H–209, National Security Decision Memoranda, NSDM 10)