86. Memorandum From the Under Secretary of State (Irwin) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)1
- Security Assistance Program: Country Allocations for FY 1972
In my letter of February 10, 1972,2 I forwarded to you two tables showing the distribution of FY 1972 military and supporting assistance funds approved as the basis for programming actions under the Continuing Resolution Authority. With the enactment of the appropriation bill for foreign assistance, we have now reviewed those distributions in light of the actual funds appropriated by Congress.
In the case of military assistance there is no need to alter the distribution earlier approved and made available to you. On security supporting assistance, the Congress appropriated $25 million less than the amount that was used for the February 10 program distribution. Consequently I have approved a revised distribution for the use of supporting assistance funds based on Congressional appropriation action.
I am also sending a copy of the revised program to Mr. Shultz.
- Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 324, Foreign Aid, Volume II 1972. Confidential. Attached to a March 20 memorandum from Kissinger to Irwin informing him that he and Shultz agreed that the allocations along the lines of Irwin’s March 6 memorandum were “the most effective and least disruptive means of adjusting to the funding limits in the appropriations bill.”↩
- Document 84.↩
- Worldwide technical assistance funds will finance TA activities in the amount of $3.0 million in Haiti and $0.4 million in Nigeria.↩
- New SA Contribution to worldwide fund to finance central program support costs.↩