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

Source: Department of State, Official Correspondence of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, 1969–1988, Lot 89D265, [unfoldered material]. Confidential. Sent for action. Concurred in by Robert Hunter.


282. Letter From President Carter to Governor General of the Solomon Islands Devesi

Source: Carter Library, Plains File, President’s Personal Foreign Affairs File, Box 3, Solomon Islands, 6–10/78. No classification marking. The Solomon Islands gained independence on July 7.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Agency File, Box 18, State, 4–6/78. Confidential.


284. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Subject File, Box 36, Memcons: President, 8–9/78. Confidential. The meeting took place in the Oval Office at the White House. Kenilorea made a private visit to Washington on September 22.


285. Letter from President Carter to Governor General of Tuvalu Teo

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Platt Chron File, Box 65, 9/1–22/78. No classification marking. Tuvalu became independent on October 1.


286. 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, Far East, Platt Chron File, Box 66, 1/1–22/79. Confidential.


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

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Far East, Platt Chron File, Box 66, 1/1–22/79. Confidential.


288. Telegram From the Embassy in Australia to the Department of State

Source: Washington National Records Center, RG 330, OSD Files: FRC 330–86–0054, 1, Bilateral Defense Consultations, 1979. Confidential. Sent for information to Port Moresby, Suva, Wellington, and CINCPAC also for POLAD.


289. 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, Office, Unfiled Files, Box 143, Nauru, 6/80. Limited Official Use.


290. Letter From President Carter to Vanuatuan President Kalkoa

Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, President’s Correspondence with Foreign Leaders File, Box 21, Vanuatu, President George Kalkoa, 7/80. No classification marking. Vanuatu gained its independence on July 30.