General Policy


1. Telegram From the Department of State to Certain Diplomatic and Consular Posts

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, POL 27–1 COMBLOC–CZECH. Confidential. Drafted by Ruth H. Phillips and James Stromayer (EUR/RPE) on September 11; cleared by Jacob M. Myerson (EUR/RPM), William A. Root (EWT), Raymond E. Lisle (EUR/EE), Thomas O. Enders (E/IMA), Adolph Dubs (EUR/SOV), and Anthony M. Solomon (E); and approved by Leddy. Also sent to Bonn, London, Paris, Rome, and The Hague. Repeated to Budapest, Moscow, Prague, Sofia, Warsaw, Bucharest, Zurich, USNATO, and Paris for OECD.


2. Circular Airgram From the Department of State to All Diplomatic and Consular Posts

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, FT 1 EUR EUS. Confidential. Drafted by Robert B. Wright (E/ITP/EWT), on March 22; cleared by Toon, Carl W. Schmidt (EUR/EE), James L. Colbert (EUR/SOV), David G. Shaw (EUR/RPE), Ralph H. Graner (E/OT/GCP), Stanley Nehmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Resources, and Mountain, Department of Defense; and approved by Joseph Greenwald (E).


4. Airgram From the Office of the Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1967–69, FT 1 EUR EUS. Confidential. Drafted by Smith (E); cleared by Luzzatto and van Heuven; and approved by William Cargo. Repeated to Ankara, Athens, Belgrade, Berlin, Bonn, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, The Hague, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Oslo, Moscow, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, Reykjavik, Rome, Sofia and Warsaw.


5. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Deputy Assistant (Butterfield) to the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 672, Country Files, Europe, Czechoslovakia, Vol. I. No classification marking.


6. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 667, Country Files—Europe, General through May 1970. Limited Official Use. A handwritten note from the President reads: “K. I generally support this initiative—(on a practical trade-off basis).” A stamped notation reads: “Jan 16 1970.”


8. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 369, Subject Files, U.S. Port Security Program. Secret. Sent for action.


9. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 368, PL–480. Sent for action.


10. Memorandum From Helmut Sonnenfeldt of the National Security Council Staff to the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 667, Country Files—Europe, General through May 1970. Secret; Eyes Only. Sent for action. Attached to the memorandum is a routing tab that reads: “NOTE: This did not go thru Secretariat. The Log number is one given to the previous papers on this.”


11. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Science Adviser (DuBridge) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 667, Country Files—Europe, Eastern Europe. No classification marking.


13. Memorandum From Helmut Sonnenfeldt of the National Security Council Staff to the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 369, Subject Files, U.S. Port Security Program. Secret. Sent for action. Concurred in by Ash.


15. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–219, National Security Decision Memoranda, NSDM 82. Secret. Sent for action.


16. National Security Decision Memorandum 82

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials,NSC Files, Box 369, Subject Files, U.S. Port Security Program. Confidential.


17. Memorandum From Secretary of State Rogers to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 326, Subject Files, The Presidentʼs Annual Review of US Foreign Policy, Vol. II–part 2. Confidential.


18. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Secretary of State Rogers

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 667, Country Files—Europe, Eastern Europe. Confidential. Copies were sent to the Directors of the National Science Foundation, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Office of Science and Technology.


20. Memorandum From C. Fred Bergsten of the National Security Council Staff to the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 326, Subject Files, The Presidentʼs Annual Review of US Foreign Policy, Vol. II–part 2. Secret. Sent for action. Concurred in by Sonnenfeldt. Printed from an uninitialed copy. Handwritten notations at the top of the page, apparently in Sonnenfeldtʼs hand, read: “until I see where we get,” and “Why held-up for 4 weeks[?]” At the bottom of the page a note in the same hand reads: “Must be rewritten & shortened. Pres needs 1 Recommendation. I want to hold-up MFN.”


21. Memorandum From the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–222, National Security Decision Memoranda, NSDM 99. Secret. Sent for action. A notation on the memorandum indicates the President saw it on February 22. At the top of the memorandum is a handwritten comment by Sonnenfeldt: “Notify Bergsten.”


22. Memorandum From C. Fred Bergsten of the National Security Council Staff to the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 213, Agency Files, Commerce, (1971)–Vol. II. No classification marking. Sent for action. Concurred in by Sonnenfeldt and Saunders.


24. Memorandum From Helmut Sonnenfeldt of the National Security Council Staff to the Presidentʼs Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–194, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 163. Confidential. Sent for action. Haig signed the memorandum, indicating that he saw it.


25. National Security Study Memorandum 163

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–194, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 163. Confidential. Also issued as Council on International Economic Policy Study Memorandum 24.


26. Response to NSSM 163 Prepared by the Ad Hoc Group on Economic Policies Toward Eastern Europe

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials,NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–194, National Security Study Memoranda, NSSM 163. Confidential. This response was submitted to Kissinger and Flanigan under a covering memorandum from Stoessel, the Acting Chairman of the Ad Hoc Group on Economic Policies Toward Eastern Europe. NSSM 163 is Document 25.


27. National Security Decision Memorandum 212

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials,NSC Files, Box 365, Subject Files, National Security Decision Memoranda, Nos. 145–264. Confidential. Copies were sent to the Secretaries of the Treasury, Defense, Commerce, and Agriculture; the Director of Central Intelligence; the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations; and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Also issued as Council on International Economic Policy Decision Memorandum 17.