100. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the Department of State (Hill) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Clark)1
- Transmission of Implementation Strategy for NSDD on the U.S. Response to the Soviet Destruction of the KAL Airliner
We are attaching an implementation strategy for the NSDD on the U.S. response to the Soviet destruction of the KAL airliner.2 Several of the steps have already been taken or are already in process. This study reflects the input of the KAL interagency group and the papers prepared by its working groups which are attached.3 The paper has not been cleared by the IG but it has been distributed to the member [Page 345] agencies. Should we receive substantive comments from them, these will be reported to the NSC staff.
- Source: Reagan Library, Robert Lilac Files, Arms Transfer, Subject File/1981–84, AT (Arms Transfers): [Korean Airlines] KAL [09/10/1983]; NLR–332–14–35–1–4. Secret. A covering memorandum dated September 10 to Clark from Lilac and Robinson indicates the NSC received this set of papers.↩
- See NSDD 102, Document 95.↩
- Attached but not printed are the following papers, which were also incorporated into the strategy paper: “Private Boycott of Soviet Aviation;” “Claims;” “10 Strategies for Dealing with the KAL Incident;” “Isolation of the Soviet Union in Aviation (A Strategy for the U.S.);” a memorandum on “Strategy for Dealing with Congress on the KAL Incident;” “USIA Public Affairs Followup regarding the KAL Plane Incident;” and “Proposed Public Posture and International Public Diplomacy Strategy.”↩
- Deputy Executive Secretary Covey signed for Hill above Hill’s typed signature.↩
- Acting Assistant Secretary of State Kelly presented the note to Sokolov on September 12. For the statement issued at the time and the note, as well as a note presented on behalf of the Korean Government, see the Department of State Bulletin, October 1983, pp. 14–15.↩