238. National Security Study Memorandum 2301


  • The Secretary of Defense
  • The Deputy Secretary of State
  • The Administrator, Agency for International Development
  • The Director of Central Intelligence


  • Establishment of U.S. Sinai Support Mission

The President has directed that a study be conducted regarding the establishment of a U.S. Sinai Support Mission pursuant to the U.S. Proposal of September 1, 1975,2 submitted in connection with the Agreement between Egypt and Israel of the same date. The study should analyze how best to organize and supervise the activities of a Sinai Support [Page 846] Mission and should develop appropriate recommendations for effecting the provisions of the Proposal.

The study should be carried out by an ad hoc group comprised of representatives of the addressees and chaired by the representative of the Department of State. The study should be submitted to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs not later than September 22, 1975, for consideration by the President.3

Henry A. Kissinger
  1. Source: Ford Library, National Security Adviser, NSSMs, Box 2, NSSM 230. Secret. Copies were sent to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
  2. See footnote 1, Document 226.
  3. According to a September memorandum from Oakley to Scowcroft, a preliminary study had been created that “could serve as the basis for a draft study to be circulated for review and comment by the addressees of this NSSM.” (Ford Library, NSC Institutional Files, Box 38, NSSM 230) Executive Order 11896, January 13, 1975, established the U.S. Sinai Support Mission.