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1. Telegram From the Embassy in Tunisia to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770011–0832. Secret; Exdis. Sent for information to Algiers, Cairo, Moscow, and Tripoli.


2. Telegram From the Embassy in Libya to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770021–0691. Secret; Exdis. Sent for information to Cairo, Khartoum, and Tunis.


3. Telegram From the Embassy in Tunisia to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770058–1222. Secret; Niact Immediate. Sent for information Immediate to Amman, Tripoli, and Rome. Sent for information to Rabat, Paris, London, Algiers, Cairo, Valetta, USCOMSIXTHFLT, and CINCUSNAVEUR.


4. Telegram From the Embassy in Tunisia to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770107–0094. Secret; Immediate. Sent for information Immediate to Rome, Tripoli, and USUN. Sent for information to Algiers, Cairo, London, Oslo, Paris, Rabat, the Secretary of Defense, CINCUSNAVEUR, COMSIXTHFLT, EUCOM, and USDOCOSOUTH Naples.


5. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassies in France, Italy, and Tunisia

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770116–0033. Secret; Priority; Exdis. Sent for information to Algiers, Baghdad, Jidda, London, Oslo, Rabat, Tripoli, USUN, the Secretary of Defense, CINCUSNAVEUR, COMSIXTHFLT, EUCOM, and USDOCOSOUTH. Drafted by Wilkinson; cleared in draft in EUR and IO; approved by Atherton.


6. Telegram From the Embassy in Egypt to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770133–0249. Secret; Priority; Exdis. Sent for information to Tripoli.


7. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Libya

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 61, Libya: 2/77–12/78. Secret; Priority; Exdis. Sent for information Priority to Cairo. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room. Drafted by M.C. King (NEA/AFN); cleared in S/S, NEA/EGY, and NEA/AFN; approved by Veliotes. (National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770133–0533)


8. 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, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 7, Chad. Confidential.


9. Telegram From the Embassy in Libya to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770192–0874. Confidential; Immediate. Sent for information Priority to Cairo, Algiers, London, Moscow, Paris, and Rome. Sent for information Immediate to Tunis, Valletta, USUN, CINCUSNAVEUR, COMSIXTHFLT, EUCOM, the Secretary of Defense, and USDOCOSOUTH.


10. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassies in Tunisia and the United Kingdom

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 89, Tunisia: 2/77–6/78. Confidential; Immediate; Exdis. Sent for information Immediate to Tripoli. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room. Drafted by Veliotes; cleared in L/NEA; approved by Habib. (National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770206–0559)


11. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Subject File, Box 18, Evening Reports (State): 6/77. Secret. Carter initialed the memorandum and wrote “Cy” in the upper right-hand corner.


13. Telegram From the Embassy in Tunisia to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 89, Tunisia: 2/77–6/78. Secret; Exdis. Sent for information to Algiers, Cairo, London, Paris, Rabat, Rome, Tripoli, and Valletta. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room.


14. Telegram From the Embassy in Egypt to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P850052–2088. Secret; Immediate; Nodis.


15. Telegram From the Embassy in Chad to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P840084–2289. Secret; Niact Immediate; Nodis.


16. Central Intelligence Agency Intelligence Information Cable

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 61, Libya: 2/77–12/78. Secret; Sensitive Intelligence Sources and Methods Involved—Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals—[handling restriction not declassified].


17. 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. Confidential; Exdis. Drafted by Smith on July 15; cleared by Moose. The meeting took place in the Secretary’s office.


18. 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 7, Chad. Secret. Sent for action. An unknown hand wrote in the upper right-hand corner of the memorandum: “Pres approved in discussion.”


19. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 7, Chad. Secret.


20. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Subject File, Box 18, Evening Reports (State): 7/77. Secret. Carter initialed the memorandum and wrote “Cy” in the upper right-hand corner.


21. Letter From President Carter to Chadian President Malloum

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 7, Chad. No classification marking.


22. Telegram From the Department of State to Secretary of State Vance in Egypt

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770275–1146. Confidential; Immediate. Drafted by Smith and Lewis; cleared in PM, AFR/SFWA, NEA, NEA/EGY, and P; approved by Moose. Vance was in Alexandria to meet with Sadat to discuss the Middle East peace process.


23. Presidential Determination No. 77–19

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 50, Tunisia. No classification marking.


24. Memorandum From Acting Secretary of State Christopher to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 7, Chad. Confidential. Sent to Carter under an August 30 covering memorandum from Brzezinski, who recommended the President sign the Determination.


25. Letter From President Carter to Chadian President Malloum

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 7, Chad. No classification marking.


26. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Chad

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770329–0077. Confidential; Immediate. Drafted by Eaton; cleared in AF/I; approved by Moose.


27. Telegram From the Embassy in Chad to the Department of State and Other Recipients

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770335–0122. Confidential. Also sent to Cairo, DIA, Khartoum, Paris, Rabat, and Tripoli.


28. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Subject File, Box 19, Evening Reports (State): 2/78. Secret. Carter initialed the memorandum and wrote “Cy” in the upper right-hand corner.


29. Memorandum From William Quandt of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 73, North Africa: PRM 34: 2–7/78. Secret. Sent for action. Dodson wrote in the upper right-hand corner: “See RI [Inderfuth] & [illegible—DA (Aaron)?] notes p. 2.”


30. Presidential Review Memorandum/NSC–34

Source: Carter Library, National Security Council, Institutional Files, Box 69, PRC 062, 6/13/78, North Africa. Secret.