179. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for International Economic Affairs (Peterson) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)1
This is about as hurriedly thrown together as anything can be since the Coordinating Group has only been in operation since yesterday morning.2 It is so much a first draft that the rest of the Group are getting copies the same time you are.3
However, given your Alaskan trip4 and the forthcoming IMF meetings, I felt that your looking at this might at least give you a preliminary glance of where we stand.
- Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 218, Council on International Economic Policy. Confidential.↩
- Presumably the group Kissinger and Peterson proposed in their September 20 memorandum to President Nixon, Document 176.↩
- A September 24 memorandum with similar wording directed the attached paper to Volcker and Petty at Treasury. (Washington National Records Center, Department of the Treasury, Files of Under Secretary Volcker: FRC 56 79 15, CIEP)↩
- Kissinger accompanied President Nixon to Anchorage for his September 26 meeting with Japanese Emperor Hirohito.↩
- This is the summary of a 23-page paper, which is not printed.↩