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The SS Mayaguez Incident, May 12–15, 1975


284. Minutes of the Secretary of State’s Regionals Staff Meeting

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Transcripts of Secretary of State Kissinger’s Staff Meetings, 1973–1977, Entry 5177, Box 7, Secretary’s Staff Meetings. Secret. Kissinger chaired the meeting, which was attended by all the principal officers of the Department or their designated alternates.


285. Minutes of National Security Council Meeting

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC Meetings File, Box 1. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting was held in the White House Cabinet Room.


286. Telegram From the Department of State to the Liaison Office in China

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC East Asian and Pacific Affairs Staff Files, 1973–1976, Box 29, Department of State, Telegrams and Cables (1). Secret; Niact; Immediate; Nodis. Drafted by Armstrong, EA; approved by Zurhellen, EA, and by Ingersoll.


287. Telegram From the Liaison Office in China to the Department of State

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC East Asian and Pacific Affairs Staff Files, 1973–1976, Box 29, Department of State, Telegrams and Cables (1). Secret; Nodis; Flash.


288. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy Files. Confidential; Flash. Repeated to the Defense Department and to CINCPAC for POLAD.


289. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC East Asian and Pacific Affairs Staff Files, Box 29, Department of State, Telegrams and Cables (1). Secret; Nodis; Flash.


290. Memorandum From Clinton Granger of the National Security Council Staff to Secretary of State Kissinger

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC Institutional Files, Box 21, Mayaguez Military Options. Confidential. Sent for information. A handwritten notation at the top of the memorandum reads: “HAK has seen.” Smyser concurred.


291. Minutes of National Security Council Meeting

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC Meetings File, Box 1, Chronological File. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting was held in the White House Cabinet Room.


292. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Thailand

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC East Asian and Pacific Affairs Staff Files, Box 29, Department of State, Telegrams and Cables. Secret; Nodis; Flash. Drafted by Sisco; approved by Sisco, Johnson, and Eagleburger.


293. Transcript of Telephone Conversation Between President Ford and the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Scowcroft)

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Kissinger-Scowcroft West Wing Office Files, Box 1, Cambodia, Mayaguez Seizure. No classification marking.


294. Transcript of Telephone Conversation Between President Ford and the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Scowcroft)

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Kissinger-Scowcroft West Wing Office Files, Box 1, Cambodia, Mayaguez Seizure. No classification marking.


295. Minutes of National Security Council Meeting

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC Meetings File, Box 1, Chronological File. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting was held in the White House Cabinet Room.


296. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy Files. Confidential; Flash; Limdis. Repeated to Vientiane, the Defense Department, CINCPAC for POLAD, and USSAG Nakhon Phanom.


297. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy Files. Secret; Nodis; Immediate.


298. Minutes of National Security Council Meeting

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC Meetings File, Box 1. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting was held in the White House Cabinet Room.


299. Telegram From the Liaison Office in China to the Department of State

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC East Asian and Pacific Affairs Staff Files, 1973–1976, Box 29, Department of State, Telegrams and Cables (2). Secret; Niact; Immediate; Nodis.


300. Message From the Commander in Chief, Pacific (Gayler) to the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC East Asian and Pacific Affairs Staff Files, 1973–1976, Box 28, Department of Defense, CINCPAC (3). Secret; Noforn; Limdis. This situation report is as of 0600Z, May 15.


301. Minutes of National Security Council Meeting

Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSC Meetings File, Box 1. Top Secret; Sensitive. The meeting was held in the White House Cabinet Room. This is Part I of III; Part II is discussion of the Panama Canal negotiations, and Part III is discussion of the Middle East.