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364. Paper Prepared in the Department of State

Source: National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 20, El Salvador: 1/77–1/80. Confidential. Tarnoff sent the paper and a draft letter from Carter to Romero to Brzezinski under a July 11 covering memorandum. In a June 30 memorandum to Tarnoff, Dodson requested that the Department prepare the paper and the draft letter by July 7. (Ibid.)


365. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Subject Files, Box 65, Territorial Disputes: 4/77–12/78. Confidential.


366. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 27, Latin America: 2/77–9/77. Confidential. The meeting took place in the White House Cabinet Room. Drafted by Lubensky. Romero was in Washington to witness the signing of the Panama Canal Treaties on September 7. According to the President’s Daily Diary, the meeting took place from 4:05 to 4:43 p.m. (Carter Library, Presidential Materials)


367. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780497–0521. Confidential; Niact Immediate.


368. Action Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Vaky) to Acting Secretary of State Christopher

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Records of the Office of the Deputy Secretary, Warren Christopher, Lot 81D113, Box 16, Human Rights—El Salvador. Drafted by Smith and Einaudi on December 19; concurred in by Richard Feinberg (S/P) and Mark Schneider (HA). Smith did not initial the memorandum; Einaudi initialed for Feinberg and Schneider.


369. Memorandum From Robert Pastor of the National Security Council Staff to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Vaky)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 20, El Salvador: 1–9/79. Secret. Copies were sent to Einauidi, Kreisberg, Feinberg, Oxman, and Schneider.


370. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in El Salvador

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D790073–0212. Secret; Immediate. Sent for information to Guatemala City, Managua, Panama City, San José, Tegucigalpa, Bogotá, Caracas, and Mexico City. Drafted by Einaudi; cleared in HA, ARA/CEN, S/P, ARA, and in draft in NSC; approved by Christopher.


371. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Nicaragua/El Salvador Working Files, Lot 81D64, unlabeled folder. Secret; Niact Immediate. Sent for information to Bogotá, Caracas, Guatemala City, Managua, Mexico City, Panama City, San José, and Tegucigalpa. Feinberg sent this copy of the telegram to Vaky under a February 26 memorandum, indicating that Devine’s discussion with Romero “went extremely well. Frank must have been very persuasive for Romero to have been so agreeable.”


372. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 20, El Salvador: 1–9/79. Secret.


373. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State and the Embassy in Costa Rica

Source: Department of State, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Nicaragua/El Salvador Working Files, Lot 81D64, unlabeled folder. Secret; Niact Immediate. Sent for information to Guatemala City, Managua, Panama City, Tegucigalpa, Bogotá, Caracas, Mexico City, and USCINSCO Quarry Heights.


374. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D790250–1060. Secret; Priority. Sent for information to Bogotá, Caracas, Guatemala City, Managua, Mexico City, Panama City, San José, Tegucigalpa, USCINSCO Quarry Heights, and the Defense Intelligence Agency.


376. Telegram From the Embassy in Honduras to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 8, Central America: PRC Meeting: 8/2/79. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Sent for information Immediate to San Salvador.


377. Memorandum From Robert Pastor of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Donated Material, Subject File, Box 25, Meetings—PRC 120, 8/1/1979. Secret. Sent for information.


378. Memorandum From Robert Pastor of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 11, El Salvador, 7/79–2/80. Secret. Sent for action. Aaron wrote at the top of the page: “ZB—Seems a little panicky. DA.” Brzezinski wrote at the top of the page: “Let Vaky recommend this to CV.”


379. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in El Salvador

Source: Department of State, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Nicaragua/El Salvador Working Files, Lot 81D64, El Salvador Telegrams, 8/79. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Sent for information Immediate to Guatemala City, Managua, Tegucigalpa, Panama City, San José, Caracas, and Bogotá. Drafted by Vaky; cleared in AID/LA, L/PM, DOD/ISA, OMB, T, S/P, PM, HA, NSC, ACDA, H, S/S–O, and Treasury; approved by Christopher.


380. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Nicaragua/El Salvador Working Files, Lot 81D64, El Salvador Telegrams, 8/79. Secret. Sent for information to Bogotá, Caracas, Guatemala City, Managua, Mexico City, Panama City, San José, Tegucigalpa, USCINCSO Quarry Heights, and the DIA.


381. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P850027–2487. Secret; Immediate; Nodis.


382. Memorandum From Robert Pastor of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 20, El Salvador: 1–9/79. Secret. Sent for action. Aaron wrote “Pastor: FYI” in the top right-hand corner of the first page of the memorandum.


383. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D790412–0604. Confidential. Sent for information to Guatemala City, Managua, Panama City, San José, Tegucigalpa, USCINCSO Quarry Heights, and DIA.


384. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of Central Intelligence, Job 81B00112R: Subject Files, Box 16, Folder 11: (SCC) Central America. Secret; Senstive. Drafted by Davis on October 9. No other substantive record of the October 5 meeting has been found.


385. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in El Salvador

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P850027–2496. Secret; Immediate; Nodis. Sent for information Immediate to Caracas, San José, and Panama City. Drafted by Hemenway and Vaky; cleared in NSC, S/S–O, and ARA; and approved by Vaky.


386. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P850027–2508. Secret; Immediate; Nodis. Sent for information to Caracas, Panama City, and San José.


387. Memorandum From Robert Pastor of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, Box 78, PRC–126, 10/15/79, El Salvador and Central America. Copies were sent to Aaron and Owen. Brzezinski wrote at the top of the page: “invite Duarte [unclear] Venezuela.” He wrote at the bottom of the page: “1. invite Duarte. 2. offer milit[ary] aid. 3. [unclear] 4. counterinsurgency aid. 5. Venezuela [unclear].”


389. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P850081–2563. Secret; Flash; Nodis.


390. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in El Salvador

Source: Department of State, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Nicaragua/El Salvador Working Files, Lot 81D64, El Salvador Telegrams, 10/79. Secret; Flash; Exdis.


391. Paper Prepared in the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor Files, Country Files, Box 20, El Salvador: 10/15–31/79. Secret. Carter wrote in the left-hand margin: “Let them know that we will give them every support if they continue to honor human rights & democracy.” Pastor wrote “October 16, 1979” at the top of the page.


392. Telegram From the Embassy in El Salvador to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Nicaragua/El Salvador Working Files, Lot 81D64, El Salvador Telegrams, 10/79. Secret; Niact Immediate; Exdis.


393. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in El Salvador

Source: Department of State, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Nicaragua/El Salvador Working Files, Lot 81D64, El Salvador, Telegrams, 10/79. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Sent for information Immediate to Guatemala City, Managua, Panama City, Tegucigalpa, Caracas, and San José. Drafted by Wilson and Vaky; cleared in ARA/CEN and S/S–O; approved by Vaky.