9. Summary of Conclusions of a Senior Interagency Group Meeting1


  • Policy toward East Europe (NSSD 5–82)

Summary of Conclusions

The SIG on East Europe Policy met to review the proposed National Security Decision Directive corresponding to NSSD 5–82.2 Revisions to the text were offered by CIA on the subject of technology transfer,3 Defense on the case-by-case consideration of differentiation criteria,4 and the Joint Chiefs on the characterization of U.S. treatment of the U.S.S.R. as the baseline for a differentiation policy.5 The SIG accepted the revisions and undertook to make suitable conforming changes in the background documents.

Defense expressed its view that the background paper on technology transfer required further work.6 A reservation to that effect will be footnoted on the background paper.

Treasury reserved its position on the NSDD. While the SIG revisions partially met Treasury’s concerns, the Treasury representative was unable to confirm approval. The SIG chairman invited Treasury to submit its final views, either an approval or a dissenting footnote to the NSDD, by COB May 3 if possible.

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Action Requirements

State undertook to incorporate the SIG-approved revisions and Treasury’s opinions when submitted in the NSDD and background package. The package will then be forwarded to the NSC.
Treasury undertook to provide clearance or written dissent as early as possible, with a target of COB May 3.
  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of Central Intelligence, Job 84B00049R: Subject Files (1981–1982) Box 5, Folder 106: SIG Meeting re: Eastern Europe, 3 May 82. Secret. The meeting of Senior Interagency Group No. 22 took place in Stoessel’s conference room at the Department of State. A list of participants was attached but not printed.
  2. The draft NSDD was sent to the members of the senior interagency group under an April 30 covering memorandum from Bremer and is in the National Security Council, NSC Institutional Files, NSSD 05–82.
  3. The CIA revisions laid out in a memorandum for the record, April 27, are in the Central Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of Central Intelligence, Job 90B01013R: Policy Files (1981–1988), Box 3, Folder L–109: NSDD 5–82 (US Policy Toward Eastern Europe) 25Mar82–19Jul82.
  4. The Department of Defense’s revisions are attached to the briefing packet for the final ad hoc IG meeting, sent by Davis under cover of a May 18 memorandum, and are located in the Reagan Library, European and Soviet Affairs Directorate Files, Eastern Europe, US Policy Toward NSSD 5–82; NSDD 54 (4).
  5. Not found.
  6. Not found.