153. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski) to the Director of the International Communication Agency (Reinhardt), Secretary of State Vance, Secretary of Defense Brown, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (McIntyre), and the Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (Warnke)1


  • Interagency Committee on Public Diplomacy and Disarmament

Having received the concurrence of all agencies that participated in the interagency committee on public diplomacy and disarmament,2 the International Communication Agency should implement the program outlined in the committee’s report of September 5, 1978.3 Given the complexity, sensitivity, and dynamics of the arms control issues to be addressed in this program, the implementation of this program shall be carried out with the assistance of, and in close and continuing consultation with, all agencies that were represented on the interagency committee.

Such coordination will be particularly important in the development of public statements addressing our SALT and CTB efforts.

Zbigniew Brzezinski4
  1. Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Brzezinski Material, Agency File, Box 9, International Communication Agency: 9–12/78. Confidential. Putnam sent the memorandum to Brzezinski under an October 13 memorandum, requesting that he sign the directive. (Ibid.)
  2. Agency responses to the final report are ibid.
  3. See Document 149.
  4. Aaron signed for Brzezinski above Brzezinski’s typed signature.