193. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to Secretary of State Vance 1

SUBJECT

  • Manley Attacks on the U.S. (C)

The President has read of the reaction in Jamaica to Prime Minister Manley’s anti-U.S. speech before the Non-Aligned Summit,2 including opposition leader Seaga’s statement that the populace anticipates a cutoff of U.S. aid and would blame Manley for this rather than the U.S. (C)

In response, the President drew an arrow to Seaga’s comment about a cutoff of U.S. aid and wrote, “we should react—why have we waited?” (C)

Zbigniew Brzezinski
  1. Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, North/South, Pastor, Country, Box 26, Jamaica, 1–9/79. Confidential.
  2. See footnote 2, Document 192.