International Development Policy, 1969-1972


106. Memorandum From President Nixon to Secretary of State Rogers

Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 73 D 288, NSC/Misc. No classification marking. Attached to an undated memorandum from Secretary Rogers to AID Administrator Hannah and Assistant Secretary Greenwald asking that they prepare the analysis requested by the President.


107. Letter From Secretary of Commerce Stans to Secretary of State Rogers

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967-69, FN 6-1. No classification marking. Attached to an April 3 letter from Rogers to Stans stating that many of the Commerce Department’s reactions were similar to those in the Department of State/AID analysis. Rogers enclosed a copy of Richardson’s March 25 memorandum to the President and its attachments ( Document 108).


108. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Richardson) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 73 D 288, NSC/Misc. No classification marking.


109. Letter From President Nixon to Secretary of State Rogers

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 279, State, Volume II. Secret. Drafted by Morton Halperin of the NSC Staff who forwarded it to Kissinger under cover of a March 26 memorandum to which he also attached a copy of a May 23, 1968, paper on “United States Policy on Internal Defense in Selected Foreign Countries,” which had been approved by the Senior Interdepartmental Group during the Johnson administration. (Ibid.) The letter was forwarded to the President for his signature under cover of an April 11 memorandum from Kissinger. (Ibid.) Copies were sent to the Secretary of Defense, the AID Administrator, the USIA Director, and the Director of Central Intelligence. Notes indicate the letter related to NSSM 3, January 20, regarding “U.S. Military Posture and the Balance of Power.” (Ibid.) The Johnson administration paper is printed in Foreign Relations, 1964-1968, vol. X, Document 204.


110. Information Memorandum From Helmut Sonnenfeldt of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 193, AID, Volume I 1969. Secret.


111. National Security Study Memorandum 45

Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 80 D 212, NSSM 45. Limited Official Use.


112. Letter From the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Hannah) to the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Monetary Affairs (Volcker)

Source: Washington National Records Center, Department of the Treasury, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Files: FRC 56 76 A 108, US/3/500 BOP Problem, Aid and Development Programs, Volume 4, 1966-1971. Confidential.


113. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 193, AID, Volume I 1969. Confidential.


114. Letter From Acting Secretary of State Richardson to Secretary of the Treasury Kennedy

Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 83 D 305, NSDM 10. Limited Official Use.


115. Memorandum From Hendrik S. Houthakker of the Council of Economic Advisers to the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Monetary Affairs (Volcker)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 215, Council of Economic Advisers. Confidential.


116. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 73 D 288, NSC/Misc. Confidential. A copy was sent to the Director of the Bureau of the Budget.


118. Memorandum From the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Hannah) to Secretary of State Rogers

Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 83 D 305, NSDM 10. Confidential. Copies were sent to Kissinger and Kennedy.


120. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Presidential/HAK Memcons, Box 1026, June to December 1969. Confidential. The meeting was held in the Western White House. According to the President’s Daily Diary, the meeting lasted until 12:45 p.m. (Ibid., White House Central Files)


121. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Presidential/HAK Memcons, Box 1026, June to December 1969. Confidential.


124. Draft Summary of Korry Report on Foreign Assistance

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 324, President’s Foreign Aid Program. Confidential. Marked “Second Draft,” the summary is attached to a December 9 memorandum from Bergsten to Kissinger (see Document 123) which identifies it as the second draft of the summary of Ambassador Korry’s report on foreign assistance undertaken at Under Secretary Richardson’s request pursuant to NSSM 45.


125. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Presidential/HAK Memcons, Box 1023, Nixon-Peterson, et al. 2/11/70. Confidential; Eyes Only. Drafted by Bergsten. According to the President’s Daily Diary, the meeting lasted from 10:07 to 10:55 a.m.; Fried is not listed as one of the attendees. (Ibid., White House Central Files)


126. Letter From Acting Secretary of State Richardson to the Chairman of the President’s Task Force on International Development (Peterson)

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970-73, AID (US) 1. No classification marking.


128. Memorandum From President Nixon

Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 80 D 212, NSSM 45. Confidential. Copies were sent to the Director of Central Intelligence, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


130. Memorandum From C. Fred Bergsten of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 193, AID Task Forces on AID. Confidential. Attached to a March 20 memorandum from Bergsten to Kissinger with Bergsten’s additional recommendations for the Under Secretaries Committee meeting that day.


131. Memorandum From the Chairman of the National Security Council Under Secretaries Committee (Richardson) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 80 D 212, NSSM 45. Confidential. Attached to a March 27 memorandum from NSC Secretariat Director Jeanne Davis to the members of the NSC informing them the paper would be the basis for discussion at the NSC meeting on foreign assistance on April 8. The meeting was ultimately canceled.


132. Memorandum From the President’s Science Adviser (DuBridge) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 193, AID Task Forces on AID. No classification marking. According to a note by Kissinger on an attached April 1 memorandum from Bergsten to Kissinger, this memorandum did not go forward to the President.


133. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rogers to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, RG 59, S/S Files: Lot 80 D 212, NSSM 45. Confidential. Attached to an April 20 memorandum from Arthur Hartman (S/PC) providing copies to interested State Department offices and informing them that the NSC meeting scheduled for April 21 had been postponed indefinitely. The State Department’s views on the foreign assistance program were not sent to the President until mid-July; see Document 134.


134. Action Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 193, AID, Volume II 1/70-8/10/70. Confidential.


135. Action Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Agency Files, Box 193, AID, Volume II 1/70-8/10/70. No classification marking. The date is handwritten on the memorandum.