103. National Security Decision Memorandum 114, Washington, June 23, 1971.1 2

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June 23, 1971

National Security Decision Memorandum 114

TO: The Secretary of State The Secretary of Defense

SUBJECT: Bolivia

The President has reviewed the paper provided for the NSC Senior Review Group on Extraordinary Military and Economic Assistance for Bolivia (dated June 14, 1971) and agency positions thereon as provided to the Senior Review Group. He has directed that:

-- with regard to military assistance, Option D is approved;

-- with regard to economic assistance, Option B is approved;

[signed] Henry A. Kissinger

cc: Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Director of Central Intelligence

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–224, NSDM Files, NSDM 114. Secret. Copies sent to the Chairman of the JCS and the DCI. The June 14 paper is Tab B to Document 102. On June 28, Kissinger sent a memorandum to the Secretaries of State, Defense, and Treasury, stating that with regard to the last sentence in the NSDM, “The President’s decision intended to mean that the United States representatives in international agencies should abstain without comment if Bolivian loan requests are brought to a vote.” Copies sent to the Chairman of the JCS, and the Director of Central Intelligence. (Ibid.)
  2. President Nixon approved Option D for economic assistance and Option B for military assistance of the NSC Interdepartmental Group for Inter-American Affairs (IG/ARA) Options Paper.