339. Backchannel Message From Secretary of State Kissinger to the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Scowcroft)1

Hakto 46. 1. Airlift can be ended at evening Wednesday.2

2. Dinitz should be informed either evening Tuesday or morning Wednesday that this is technical decision related to end of emergency and pick-up of sealift.

3. Defense should repond to questions in lowest possible key not stressing sealift but end of emergency and resumption of regular supply.

4. Warm regards.

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Kissinger Office Files, Box 41, Kissinger Trip Files, HAK Trip—Mideast, Islamabad, Peking, Tokyo, Seoul, HAKTO 1–60, Nov. 5–16, 1973. Top Secret; Sensitive; Eyes Only; Immediate.
  2. November 14.