103. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to Secretary of Defense Brown1


  • Resumption of DOD Personnel Drawdowns on Taiwan

The President has instructed that the ceiling for DOD military and civilian personnel on Taiwan [1½ lines not declassified] be lowered to 660 by October 1, 1978.

The Department of Defense should keep the American Ambassador in Taipei informed of plans for the implementation of these reductions and should provide the NSC on July 1, 1978 and October 1, 1978 reports on the number of DOD personnel, by unit, on Taiwan, including those exempted from the ceiling.

Zbigniew Brzezinski
  1. Source: Washington National Records Center, OSD Files: FRC 330–81–0202, China (Nats) 320.2. Secret. Brown initialed the memorandum on May 15.