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259. Presidential Review Memorandum/NSC–4

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office, Meetings File, Box 1, NSC Meeting: #5 Held 3/22/77, 3/77. Secret.


260. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Cyrus R. Vance, Secretary of State—1977–1980, Lot 84D241, Box 10, Vance NODIS Memcons, 1977. Secret; Nodis. Drafted on January 26 by Wisner; approved on February 10 by Twaddel. The meeting took place in the Secretary’s office. Vance’s talking points for this meeting are attached to Document 131.


261. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Subject File, Box 33, Memcons: Brzezinski: 1–9/77. Confidential. The meeting took place at the White House.


262. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, Plains File, Subject File, Box 37, State Department Evening Reports, 1–2/77. Secret. A stamped notation on the memorandum reads: “The President has seen.” Carter wrote “Cy” and initialed the memorandum at the top of the first page.


263. Memorandum for the Record


264. Study Prepared by the National Security Council Policy Review Committee

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office, Meetings File, Box 1, NSC Meeting: #5 Held 3/22/77, 3/77. Secret. Prepared in response to Presidential Review Memorandum/NSC–4. Jeanne Davis sent the study, chaired by the Department of State, to Mondale Vance, Harold Brown, Turner, General George Brown, and Young under a February 5 covering memorandum. Brackets are in the original except where used to indicate where material has been omitted.


265. Summary of Conclusions of a Policy Review Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 47, South Africa: 1–3/77. Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room.


266. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, Plains File, Subject File, Box 37, State Department Evening Reports, 1–2/77. Secret. Carter initialed the memorandum and wrote at the top of the first page: “Cy.”


267. Minutes of a National Security Council Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office, Meetings File, Box 1, NSC Meeting: #5 Held 3/22/77, 3/77. Secret; Sensitive. The meeting took place in the White House Cabinet Room.


268. Presidential Directive/NSC–5

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, Box 3, PD 05 [1]. Secret.


269. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Subject File, Box 34, Memcons: President: 3/77. Secret. The meeting took place in the Oval Office. According to the President’s Daily Diary, the meeting adjourned at 3:20 p.m. (Carter Library, Presidential Materials)


270. Message From South African Prime Minister Vorster to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Funk, Subject File, Box 114, South Africa: 1–3/77. No classification marking. Ambassador Botha delivered the message during his farewell call on Carter. See Document 269.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 47, South Africa: 4–6/77. Secret. A copy was sent to Mondale. Carter initialed the memorandum and wrote at the top of the first page: “I would like V.P. comments.”


272. Telegram From the Department of State to the Consulate in Cape Town

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P840086–0022. Secret; Immediate; Nodis. Drafted by Brzezinski; cleared by Carter and in S/S; approved by Vance. Sent for information Immediate to the White House.


273. Telegram From the Embassy in South Africa to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office, Outside the System File, Box 45, Africa: Southern Africa: 3–8/77. Secret; Immediate; Nodis.


274. Memorandum From Vice President Mondale to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office, Outside the System File, Box 45, Africa: Southern Africa: 3–8/77. Secret. Carter wrote at the top of the first page: “Fritz—Read notes—J.C.” None of the tabs is attached.


275. Telegram From the Department of State to Secretary of State Vance

Source: Carter Library, Donated Material, Papers of Walter F. Mondale, Overseas Assignments—Trip Files, 1977–1980, Box 15, African Mission—5/77: Situation Reports and State Africa Group Meetings [2]. Confidential; Cherokee; Immediate; Nodis. Drafted by Bowdler; cleared by Seelye; approved by Christopher. Vance was in London to attend the NATO Ministerial meeting.


276. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 69, South Africa: 5/77. Secret; Nodis. Drafted on May 21 by Katzen. Mondale was in Vienna for meetings with leaders of the Austrian Government and Prime Minister Vorster. The meeting took place in the Hofburg Conference Room from 2:45 to 6 p.m.


277. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Richardson, Chron File, Box 105, 4–5/77. Confidential.


278. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 69, South Africa: 5/77. Secret; Nodis. Drafted on May 21 by Katzen. The meeting took place in the Hofburg Conference Room and lasted from 8:05 to 10:30 a.m. Mondale was in Vienna for meetings with leaders of the Austrian Government and Prime Minister Vorster.


279.Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Tarnoff) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Richardson, Chron File, Box 105, 6–7/77. Secret.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 70, South Africa: 10/77. Top Secret; Sensitive.


281. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Agency File, Box 17, State: 7–8/77. Secret; Nodis. Carter initialed the memorandum in the upper right-hand corner.


282. Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Turner to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 72, South Africa: US Agency Ties with South Africa [IV], 8/77. Secret.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 71, South Africa: US Agency Ties with South Africa [I], 8/77. Confidential. Sent for information.


284. Paper Prepared in the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 48, South Africa: 7–8/77. Secret. Dodson sent the paper to Mondale, Vance, Brown, Turner, and Young under a July 19 covering memorandum. An agenda for the July 22 PRC meeting is attached but not printed.


285. Summary of Conclusions of a Policy Review Committee Meeting

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 48, South Africa: 7–8/77. Secret. The meeting took place in the White House Situation Room.


287. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in South Africa

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770287–0051. Secret; Immediate; Limdis. Drafted by J. Clagett Taylor (AF/S) and Richard L. Williamson (ACDA/NP/NX); cleared by Dennis Keogh (AF/S), Gary L. Matthews (EUR/SOV), Gerard G. Oplinger (PM/NPT), Lawrence Scheinman (T/D), John P. Boright (OES/NET), and Charles Van Doren (ACDA/NTB); approved by Seelye. Sent for information Priority to Moscow, USUN, Paris, Bonn, and London.


288. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in the Soviet Union

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P840076–0459. Confidential; Cherokee; Niact Immediate; Nodis. Drafted by Matthews (EUR/SOV); cleared by Marshall Shulman (S/MS), William Hyland (NSC), Thomas G. Martin (S/S), and William H. Luers (EUR); approved by Christopher.