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

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770031–1104. Limited Official Use; Niact Immediate. Drafted by King; cleared in PM/ISO and DOD/OSD/ISA; approved by Day.


80. Action Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (Atherton) to Secretary of State Vance

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 48, Libya: 1/77–1/81. Secret. Sent through Habib. Drafted by Weislogel on February 1 and cleared by Saunders.


81. 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. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Weislogel; cleared by Atherton and in EB/AVP, L/PM, PM/ISO, INR/DDC, and L/EB; approved by Habib.


83. 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 48, Libya: 1/77–1/81. Secret. Sent for information.


84. Intelligence Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Support Services (DI), Job 80T00071A: Production Case Files (1976–1979), Box 7, Folder 73: Changes in Libyan Government. Secret; [handling restriction not declassified]. A note on the first page reads in part: “This memorandum was prepared in the Office of Regional and Political Analysis and coordinated with the Clandestine Service.”


85. 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].


86. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Subject File, Box 18, Evening Reports (State): 3/77. Secret. Carter initialed the memorandum. An unknown hand wrote at the top of the first page of the memorandum: “Copy sent to Vance 3/19.”


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 61, Libya: 2/77–12/78. Secret; Immediate; Roger Channel. Sent for information to Cairo.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 61, Libya: 2/77–12/78. Secret; Sensitive.


90. 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. Confidential; Exdis. Sent for information to Cairo, Tunis, USUN, Rabat, and Algiers. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room. Drafted by Veliotes; approved by Atherton. (National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770243–0970)


91. 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. Confidential; Niact Immediate. Sent for information Priority to London and Rome. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room. Drafted by Bergstrom; cleared in NEA/RA, D, NEA/AFN, and H; approved by Draper. (National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780074–0628)


92. 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, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 48, Libya: 1/77–1/81. Confidential. Sent for action.


93. Memorandum From Gary Sick of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 48, Libya: 1/77–1/81. Confidential. Sent for action. Aaron initialed the memorandum, drew an arrow pointing to Sick’s name, and wrote: “Return with it!”


94. 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; Immediate; Nodis. Sent for information Immediate to the White House. Dodson wrote: “(DA approved) (paragraph 3)” in the upper right-hand corner. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room. Drafted by Bishop; cleared by Sick and Tarnoff and in M/CT and NEA; approved by Newsom. (National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, [no film number])


95. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Embassy in Libya and the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 61, Libya: 2/77–12/78. Confidential; Exdis. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room.


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

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780432–0438. Secret; Priority; Exdis. Sent for information to Tunis, Cairo, London, Khartoum, Algiers, Tel Aviv, Ankara, Ndjamena, and USUN. Drafted by Bishop; cleared in M/CT, H, and NEA; approved by Newsom.


97. Memorandum From Gary Sick 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 61, Libya: 1–12/79. No classification marking.


98. Memorandum From William Odom of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) and the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Aaron)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 48, Libya: 1/77–1/81. Secret. Sent for information. Aaron initialed the memorandum in the upper right-hand corner.


99. Letter From the Director of the Office of North African Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (Bishop) to the Chargé d’Affaires in Libya (Eagleton)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 61, Libya: Carter (Billy): 9–10/80. Secret; Official/Informal.


100. Intelligence Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Support Services (DI), Job 82T00267R: Production Case Files, Box 1, Folder 15: Libya’s Changing Role as a Patron State. Secret; [handling restriction not declassified].


101. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 61, Libya: 1–12/79. Secret; Nodis. Approved by Jackson on June 21. The meeting took place in Major Jallud’s office.


102. Memorandum From Secretary of State Vance to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Country File, Box 48, Libya: 1/77–1/81. Secret; Nodis. Sent to Carter under a July 2 covering memorandum from Brzezinski, who recommended that Carter approve the recommendations.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 61, Libya: Carter (Billy): 9–10/80. No classification marking.


104. Note From the Director of the National Foreign Assessment Center, Central Intelligence Agency (Bowie) 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 29, Libya. Secret; [handling restriction not declassified]. Brzezinski wrote in the upper right-hand corner of the first page: “RP, RH, look into this; what do we need to do? ZB. 8/10/79.” The salutation is handwritten.


105. Memorandum From Rutherford Poats 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 29, Libya. Secret; Sensitive. Sent for information. A stamped notation on the memorandum reads: “ZB has seen” and is dated August 15.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Middle East, Subject File, Box 61, Libya: 1–12/79. Secret; Immediate; Exdis. Sent for information Immediate to Tripoli. Sent for information to Algiers, Cairo, Tel Aviv, and Tunis. Vance was in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Printed from a copy that was received in the White House Situation Room.


107. Diplomatic Note From the United States to the Government of Libya

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 29, Libya. No classification marking.


108. Telegram From the Department of State to All Diplomatic Posts and Other Recipients

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D790556–0065. Secret; Immediate. Sent to all diplomatic and consular posts, JCS, USCINCEUR, CINC-USAFE, CINCUSNAVEUR, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, CINC-USEUR, U.S. Secret Service, and USNMR SHAPE. Drafted by Hester and approved by Smith.