101. National Security Decision Memorandum 2701


  • The Secretary of Defense
  • The Deputy Secretary of State


  • Military Assistance for Israel

The President has reviewed the NSSM 207 response2 and the options for military assistance for Israel which were discussed at the National Security Council meeting of September 6, 1974.3

The President has decided to provide the Government of Israel with the military equipment listed in the attachment to this memorandum. The list consists of the items in 1(a), 1(b), and 1(c) of the options discussed at the National Security Council meeting, plus certain additional items.

The President has directed that all items on the attached list be delivered by April 1, 1975.

U. S. government credit guarantees are authorized to provide necessary funding.

Henry A. Kissinger 4

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Searchlight, Artillery 30
Carrier, Tracked Cargo M548 60
Cartridge 105mm, Anti-personnel M–49E3 6,000
Proximity Fuze 20,000
LAW 20,000
Propelled Charge for Breaching Minefields 176
Trucks, utility ¼ ton (Jeep) 2,450
M725 Ambulance, 1½ ton 120
Cartridge, 106mm, Anti-personnel 2,000
Cartridge, 5.56mm 100 million
Maverick AGM–65 200
Chaff RR 150/160 192,000
Hobo, MK 84 280
Chaff Bomb, MJU 1/B 2,600
Doppler Navigation System 10
Searchlight, Naval Mercury-Xenon 10
Sonar, Variable Depth 12
DST Mines 200
Torpedo MK 46 50
Field Cable, spiral 1,000
Switchboard, Field SB 22 300
Wire, Field WD 110 10,000 miles
Battery, BA 4386 100,000
Generator, D. C. 1.5 KW 570
175 Self-Propelled Gun 13
Redeye Air Defense Missile 1,082
M88 Tank Recovery Vehicles 5
TOW Launchers 72
TOW Missiles 2,757
M60A1 Tanks 100
M113A1 Armored Personnel Carrier 300
M577A1 Command Post Carrier 48
155mm Self-Propelled Howitzer (M109A1) 92
M578 Armored Recovery Vehicle 4
M16A1 Rifles 80,000
Shrike missiles (AGM 45–3A and 45–4) 200
  1. Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSDMs, Box 1, NSDM 270. Top Secret; Sensitive. A copy was sent to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  2. See footnote 2, Document 98.
  3. No minutes of the September 6 NSC meeting have been found. According to Kissinger’s Record of Schedule, the meeting took place from 2:06 to 4 p.m. (Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Kissinger Papers, Box 438, Miscellany, 1968–76) On the morning of September 6, Kissinger briefed President Ford and Vice President Rockefeller for the meeting. The memorandum of conversation is in the Ford Library, National Security Adviser, Memoranda of Conversations, Box 5, September 6, 1974, Ford, Rockefeller, Kissinger.
  4. Scowcroft signed for Kissinger above Kissinger’s typed signature.