424. National Security Study Memorandum 751


  • The Secretary of State
  • The Secretary of Defense
  • The Director of Central Intelligence
  • The Administrator of the Agency for International Development
  • The Director of the Bureau of the Budget


  • Program Analysis of Turkey

The President has directed that a program analysis of Turkey be undertaken in accordance with the procedures described in NSDM 4.2

The study will:

  • 1. Analyze U.S. programs in Turkey and evaluate their contribution to the achievement of U.S. policy objectives.
  • 2. Prepare a statement of the key policy and program alternatives with their rationales for consideration by the National Security Council.

The study should analyze U.S. policies and programs in Turkey including:

  • 1. Military assistance and the development of Turkish armed forces.
  • 2. Economic assistance and Turkeyʼs social and economic development.
  • 3. Requirements for U.S. personnel and bases in Turkey and their effect on U.S./Turkish relations.
  • 4. U.S. military forces required to support Turkey and the Southern flank of NATO.
  • 5. U.S. [less than 1 line not declassified] related to Turkey.
  • 6. The programs of the U.S. Information Agency and the Department of Agriculture.

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The study will be performed by an Ad Hoc Group chaired by the Department of State. The members of the group will be designated by the addressee agencies.3

The Department of State will provide administrative support for the Ad Hoc Group.

The study should be forwarded to the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs by December 1, 1969. Subsequently, the study will be referred to the NSC IG/NESA for comment prior to consideration by the Review Group.4

Henry A. Kissinger
  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–218, NSSM 75. Secret. A copy was sent to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  2. NSDM 4, “Program Analysis Studies,” called for program analysis of various countries and regions to be performed by ad hoc interagency groups. The NSDM was originally issued on January 20 and was revised on September 4. See Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, volume II, Organization and Management of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1969–1972, Documents 13 and 71.
  3. In a September 30 memorandum to Kissinger, Laird objected to the original sentence that read: “Members of the group will be chosen from the addressee agencies by the Chairman.” Laird preferred to retain the option to chose his designate to the ad hoc group. The sentence was changed on October 11 to accommodate Laird. (National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–218, NSSM 75)
  4. The study was prepared but was not reviewed by the Review Group and no action was taken on it. (Ibid., Box H–162, NSSM 75)