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150. Telegram From the Embassy in Burma to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Miscellaneous Old Vietnam Political Records, 1968–1991, Lot 94D430, POLUS Policy on SEA in Post-Vietnam Period 1977. Secret; Stadis; Limdis. Sent for information to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, Tokyo, Vientiane, Beijing, and Hong Kong.


151. Intelligence Memorandum Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Support Services (DI), Job 92T00480R: Liaison Files (1976–1977), Box 6, Folder 192: Narcotics Assessment for Thailand and Burma. Secret; [handling restriction not declassified]. Prepared by the Director of the South Asia Office in the Directorate of Intelligence. Printed from a draft copy. According to a February 16 memorandum, attached but not printed, Peter Bourne Director of the White House Office of Drug Abuse, had requested assessments for both Burma and Thailand. See Document 152.


152. Assessment Paper Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of Support Services (DI), Job 92T00480R: Liaison Files (1976–1977), Box 6, Folder 192: Narcotics Assessment for Thailand and Burma. Secret; [handling restriction not declassified]. Prepared by the Director of the South Asia Office in the Directorate of Intelligence. Printed from a draft copy. See footnote 1, Document 151.


153. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770058–0517. Unclassified. Sent for information to the Mission in Geneva, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.


154. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P840084–5459. Secret; Priority; Nodis.


155. Memorandum From the Director of the White House Office of Drug Abuse (Bourne) to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 5, Burma. Secret. Carter wrote at the top of the page, “Have letter texts cleared by Warren—no delay. J.” Beneath this notation, an unknown hand wrote, “Done. PM. 6/15.”


156. Letter From President Carter to Burmese President Ne Win

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, President’s Correspondence with Foreign Leaders File, Box 2, Burma, President U Ne Win, 6/77. No classification marking. Thai Prime Minister Thanin Kraiwichian received an identical letter. (Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, President’s Correspondence with Foreign Leaders File, Box 19, Thailand, Prime Minister Thanin Kraiwichian, 6/77)


157. Backchannel Message From the Ambassador to Thailand (Whitehouse) to the Director of the White House Office of Drug Abuse (Bourne) and the Senior Adviser to the Secretary of State and Coordinator for International Narcotic Matters (Falco)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinksi Office File, Subject File, Box 7, Backchannel Messages, Far East, 1/77–5/78. Secret; Sensitive; Immediate. Printed from the copy that was received in the White House Situation Room.


158. Memorandum From Michael Armacost of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Aaron)

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Far East, Armacost Chron Files, Box 4, 9/15–23/77. Secret; Sensitive. Sent for information. Both Aaron and Dodson initialed the top right-hand corner of the page.


159. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, P840084–2093. Secret; Nodis.


160. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770387–0439. Limited Official Use, Priority. Sent for information to CINCPAC for POLAD, DIA, Chiang Mai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Rome for Holbrooke, Singapore, Songkhla, and Udorn.


161. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D770398–0122. Confidential. Sent for information to Chiang Mai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London for Holbrooke, Manila, Singapore, Songkhla, Udorn, Vientiane, DIA, and CINCPAC also for POLAD.


162. Letter From President Carter to Thai Prime Minister Kriangsak

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 50, Thailand: 1977–1978. No classification marking. Kriangsak was appointed Prime Minister on November 11.


163. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 50, Thailand: 1977–1978. Confidential; Exdis.


164. Letter From President Carter to Thai Prime Minister Kriangsak

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 50, Thailand: 1977–1978. No classification marking.


165. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, Donated Historical Material, Mondale Papers, Foreign Trip Files, Box 129, [Vice President’s Visit to Asia: 4/29–5/10/78]: Thailand—Diplomatic Trip Cables [2/13–6/5/78]. Confidential; Priority; Exdis.


166. Letter From President Carter to Thai Prime Minister Kriangsak

Source: Carter Library, Donated Historical Material, Overseas Assignments—Trip Files, 1977–80, Mondale Papers, Box 21, Vice President’s Visit to the Pacific, 4/29/78–5/11/78: Thailand (5/4/78–5/5/78)—President’s Letter to PM Kriangsak. No classification marking.


167. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Embassy in Indonesia

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D780193–0911. Confidential; Priority; Exdis. Sent for information to the Department of State.


168. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, Donated Historical Material, Mondale Papers, Foreign Trip Files, Box 129, [Vice President’s Trip to Asia: 4/29–5/10/78]: Thailand—Diplomatic Trip Cables [2/13–6/5/78]. Confidential. Sent for information to Canberra, Jakarta, Manila, Wellington, and CINCPAC.


169. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinksi Office File, Subject File, Box 33, Memcons, Aaron, David, 2/77–12/78. Secret. The meeting took place in the White House.


170. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 56, Vietnam, 1978–1979. Secret; Niact Immediate; Exdis. An unknown hand wrote at the top of the page, “Show to Les Denend, particularly Para. 7.”


171. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, East Asia, Platt Chron File, Box 66, 2/1–13/79. Secret. The meeting took place in the Cabinet Room at the White House. Kriangsak made an official visit to Washington February 4–8.


172. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330–82–0205, 22, Thailand 1979. Secret. The meeting took place at Blair House. Prepared by Armacost and approved by McGiffert on February 21.


173. Letter From Thai Prime Minister Kriangsak to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, President’s Correspondence with Foreign Leaders File, Box 19, Thailand, Prime Minister Kriangsak Chomanan, 12/77–5/80. Confidential; Immediate.


174. Letter From Thai Prime Minister Kriangsak to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, President’s Correspondence with Foreign Leaders File, Box 19, Thailand, Prime Minister Kriangsak Chomanan, 12/77–5/80. No classification marking.


175. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Thailand

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Foreign Policy File, D790383–1026. Confidential; Immediate; Exdis. Drafted by Terrell R. Otis (EA/TIMBS); cleared by Robert E. Fritz (EA/TIMBS), Oksenberg, Seitz (S/S), and Robert Steven (S/S–O); cleared in substance by Stanley McClure (DOD/ISA) and David T. Rogers (PM); approved by Oakley.


176. Telegram From the Embassy in Thailand to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Records of Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State, 1977–1980, Lot 84D241, Vance Nodis Memcons, 1979. Secret; Immediate; Nodis.


177. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Subject File, Box 34, Memcons, Brzezinski, 9–12/79. Confidential. The meeting took place in Brzezinski’s office.


178. Letter From Thai Prime Minister Kriangsak to President Carter

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, President’s Correspondence with Foreign Leaders File, Box 19, Thailand, Prime Minister Kriangsak Chomanan, 12/77–5/80. No classification marking.


179. Letter From President Carter to Thai Prime Minister Kriangsak

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 50, Thailand: 1979. No classification marking.