57. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to Director of Central Intelligence Turner1


  • Intelligence on Cuba (S)

I request that you do all possible to place greater emphasis and priority on intelligence collection efforts directed against Cuba. All operational elements of the intelligence community—NSA, DOD, and CIA—should be instructed to intensify their collection efforts so that we can improve our presently ambiguous judgments regarding the numbers and purposes of Soviets in Cuba, as well as Cuba’s future plans and intentions toward political ferment in Latin America and political conflict in Africa. (S)

Zbigniew Brzezinski
  1. Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Brzezinski Office File, Country Chron File, Box 8, Cuba, 6–8/79. Secret.