397. National Security Decision Memorandum 94, Washington, November 13, 1970.1 2

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November 13, 1970

National Security Decision Memorandum 94

TO: The Secretary of State
The Administrator, Agency for International Development

SUBJECT: U.S. Policy Toward Haiti

The President has reviewed the paper on United States Policy Toward Haiti prepared by the NSC/IG for Inter-American Affairs in response to NSSM 70 and the recommendations of the agencies on the issues presented in the paper, and has decided that:

1. The United States should encourage increased multilateral assistance for economic development in Haiti.

2. The United States will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the Haitian people primarily though multilateral and private channels. However, an additional $100,000 of AID funds should be made available to our Embassy in Haiti for small pilot projects in the field of humanitarian assistance as they are developed.

Henry A. Kissinger

cc: The Secretary of Defense
The Director of Central Intelligence
The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness
The Director, Office of Management and Budget

  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, NSC Institutional Files (H-Files), Box H–220, NSDM 94. Secret. Copies sent to the Secretary of Defense, the Director of Central Intelligence, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and the Directors of the Offices of Emergency Preparedness and Management and Budget.
  2. President Nixon reviewed NSSM 70 and decided to encourage increased multilateral assistance and expand U.S. humanitarian assistance to Haiti.