4. Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Ross) to the Under Secretary of State for Security Affairs (Tarr)1 2[Page 1]
Security Assistance Presentation
Your March 21 memorandum to me asked us to reexamine the purposes, goals and rationale behind our security assistance programs in Africa. You suggested that we conduct this reexamination in order that the information might be useful in developing the most persuasive brief possible for presentation to the Congress of the FY 1974 Security Assistance Program.
Every substantive officer in AF has had an opportunity to make suggestions on your request. The result of our efforts is contained in the attached study. It is organized under the four headings you suggested and consists of individual short paragraphs which can be lifted from context without doing damage to the concepts each contain. We have presented our thinking on the subject matter without regard to classification. Prior to having some of these ideas presented to the Congress, with the examples cited, we would appreciate having the opportunity to re-clear the Congressional Presentation Document.
- Source: National Archives, RG 59, AF/I Files: Lot 75 D 420, Box 1, MAP FY 74. Confidential. Drafted by Andre J. Navez (AF/RA); cleared by Peter Walker (AF/RA). The memorandum is a copy with an indication that Ross signed the original.↩
- Ross attached a reexamination of United States purposes, goals and rationale behind U.S. security assistance programs for Africa.↩