74. Memorandum From Robert M. Behr of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig)1 2


  • Hijacking

Dr. Moynihan held a meeting on hijacking last Tuesday evening (15 September 1970). All of the interested agencies were represented, including DOD.

The purpose of the meeting was to convey the President’s desire to use the NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS) as one forum among others in which to attack the problem of hijacking.

Administrator Schaffer (DOT/FAA) and Legal Adviser Stevenson (State) reported the current status of the on-going efforts to combat air piracy.

The group consensus favored the NATO/CCMS initiative with no major reservations. OST is preparing a paper which will serve as the basis for discussions at the CCMS meeting of 19-20 October.

Attached at Tab A is a cable to our NATO Mission which provides additional detail.

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 330, Hijackings II. Confidential. Sent for information. Tab A was attached but not published.
  2. Moynihan had told interested agencies that the President wanted to use CCMS as a forum to deal with the hijacking problem.