3. Presidential Review Memorandum/NSC 71


  • The Vice President
  • The Secretary of State
  • ALSO
  • The Secretary of the Treasury
  • The Secretary of Agriculture
  • The Secretary of Commerce
  • The Secretary of Labor
  • The Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • The Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers
  • The United States Representative to The United Nations
  • The Special Representative for Trade Negotiations
  • The Director of Central Intelligence
  • The Assistant to the President for Energy Policy


  • International Summit

The President has directed that the Policy Review Committee undertake an analysis of, and provide options concerning, the major policy issues to be addressed at an International Summit. The economic aspects of this analysis are to be staffed through the Economic Policy Group prior to their consideration by the National Security Council. The agencies listed in parentheses should take leadership responsibility for the following subjects:

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  • —Global economic recovery and stability (CEA)
  • —International financial arrangements (Treasury)
  • —Trade (State)
  • —North-South (State and Treasury)
  • —Energy (Schlesinger and State)
  • —East-West (State and Treasury)
  • —Investment (Treasury and State)

Each study should, in addition to presenting alternative U.S. positions, and making policy recommendations, analyze the likely positions of other Summit participants, identify points which they might raise, and provide suggestions for response. These studies should be completed by March 28 for submission to the President through the National Security Council.

Zbigniew Brzezinski
  1. Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, Box 25, PRM–07. Secret. NSC Staff Secretary Jeanne Davis forwarded a copy of PRM 7 to the Secretary of Defense under cover of a January 26 memorandum, in which she noted that he had been “inadvertently omitted from the list of addressees.” (Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, Box 2, PRM/NSC 1–24 [1])