195. Summary of Conclusions of a Washington Special Actions Group Meeting1


  • Vietnam


  • Chairman: Henry A. Kissinger
  • State:
    • U. Alexis Johnson
    • Marshall Green
  • Defense:
    • Kenneth Rush
    • R/Adm. Daniel J. Murphy
    • G. Warren Nutter
  • JCS:
    • Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
    • V/Adm. John P. Weinel
  • CIA:
    • Richard Helms
    • George Carver
    • William Newton
  • NSC Staff:
    • Richard T. Kennedy
    • John H. Holdridge
    • James T. Hackett


It was agreed that:

  • —The Department of State will brief the British, Canadians, Japanese, Australians and New Zealanders on developments in Vietnam. General Haig will brief the Koreans, Ambassador Galbraith will inform the Indonesians and Ambassador Bush will see the UN Secretary General.
  • —Questions about the possibility of our proceeding on an agreement without Thieu are to be answered with the comment that Thieu has been moving toward us and we are confident that he will cooperate.

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–117, Washington Special Actions Group, WSAG Minutes (Originals) 7–27–72 to 9–20–73. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room. The minutes are attached.