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203. Information Memorandum From the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Food for Peace and Voluntary Assistance Bureau, Agency for International Development (Gladson) to the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (McPherson)

Source: National Archives, RG 286, USAID/O/ADMIN/ExecSec, Box 149, ADM–2 (Feb–March) FY 83. No classification marking. Sent through AID/ES.


204. Information Memorandum From the Assistant Administrator of the Africa Bureau, Agency for International Development (Ruddy) to the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (McPherson)

Source: National Archives, RG 286, USAID/O/ADMIN/ExecSec, Box 149, ADM-2 (April–May) FY 83. Secret. Drafted by Sharp and cleared in AFR/DP and DAA/AFR. Sent through AID/ES.


205. Action Memorandum From the Chairman of the Policy Planning Council, Department of State (Bosworth) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Department of State, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Subject Files—Edward Derwinski, 1984–1985, Lot 87D326, Famine Relief in Africa—1985. Limited Official Use; Not for the System. Drafted by Arndt. Sent through Eagleburger. In the upper right-hand margin, an unknown hand wrote the phrases “Note: Made ES Sensitive 8313446” and “Sent to Acting Secy 6/2, [illegible initials].”


206. Telegram From the Embassy in Ethiopia to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D830254–0326. Limited Official Use; Immediate.


209. Information Memorandum From the Counselor of the Agency for International Development (Kimball) to the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (McPherson)

Source: National Archives, RG 286, USAID/O/ADMIN/ExecSec, Box 195, ADM (Oct-Jan) FY 84. No classification marking.


210. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (McFarlane) to Multiple Recipients

Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of Central Intelligence, Job 90B01013R: Policy Files (1981–1988), Box 4, Folder 3: U.S. Third World Hunger Relief. Secret. Sent to Bush, Shultz, Regan, Weinberger, Block, Baldrige, Stockman, Casey, Brock, McPherson, Wick, and Ruppe.


211. Memorandum From Secretary of Agriculture Block to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (McFarlane)

Source: Reagan Library, Executive Secretariat, NSC NSSD File, NSSD 1–84 [US Third World Hunger Relief] (1 of 3). Secret.


212. Memorandum From the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (McPherson) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (McFarlane)

Source: Reagan Library, Executive Secretariat, NSC NSSD File, NSSD 1–84 [US Third World Hunger Relief] (1 of 3). Secret.


213. Memorandum From Secretary of Commerce Baldrige to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (McFarlane)

Source: Reagan Library, Executive Secretariat, NSC NSSD File, NSSD 1–84 [US Third World Hunger Relief] (1 of 3). Secret.


214. Memorandum From Acting Director of Central Intelligence McMahon to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (McFarlane)

Source: Reagan Library, Executive Secretariat, NSC NSSD File, NSSD 1–84 [US Third World Hunger Relief] (1 of 3). Secret.


215. Memorandum From the Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget (Keel) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (McFarlane)

Source: Reagan Library, Executive Secretariat, NSC NSSD File, 1–84 [US Third World Hunger Relief] (1 of 3). Secret.


216. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (McFarlane) to President Reagan

Source: Reagan Library, Executive Secretariat, NSC NSSD File, 1–84 [US Third World Hunger Relief] (1 of 3). Secret. Drafted by Levine. Sent for action. A stamped notation in the upper right-hand margin reads: “The President has seen.”


217. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (McFarlane) to Multiple Recipients

Source: Reagan Library, Executive Secretariat, NSC NSSD File, 1–84 [US Third World Hunger Relief] (1 of 3). Secret. Sent to Bush, Shultz, Regan, Weinberger, Block, Baldrige, Stockman, Casey, Brock, McPherson, Wick, and Ruppe.


218. National Security Study Directive 1–84

Source: National Archives, Collection RR–NSC, Numbered National Security Policy Papers 1981–1989, National Security Study Directives (NSSDs), 01/20/1981–1/20/1989 (accessed online). Secret.


219. Memorandum From the Chairman of the Third World Hunger Study (Keating) to the Steering Group of the Third World Hunger Study

Source: Source: Reagan Library, Executive Secretariat, NSC NSSD File, 1–84 [US Third World Hunger Relief] (2 of 3). Secret.


220. Memorandum From the Acting Assistant Administrator for Program and Policy Coordination, Agency for International Development (Derham) to the Senior Staff of the Agency for International Development

Source: National Archives, RG 286, USAID/O/ADMIN/ExecSec, Box 194, ADM (Feb-May) FY 84. No classification marking.


221. National Security Decision Directive 143

Source: Reagan Library, African Affairs Directorate, NSC: Records, AF Famine [05/20/84–09/30/84]. Confidential.


222. Note From the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (Armacost) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Department of State, U/S Michael Armacost CHRON and Country Files, 1979–1989, Lot 89D169, MHA Chron 1984. Confidential.


223. Memorandum From Fred Wettering of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Poindexter)

Source: Reagan Library, African Affairs Directorate, NSC: Records, AF Famine [10/01/84–10/10/84]. Confidential. Sent for information. A copy was sent to Levine. Zerwick initialed for Wettering. A stamped notation in the upper right-hand margin reads, “NOTED.”


224. Telegram From the Embassy in Ethiopia to the Department of State

Source: National Archives, RG 286, USAID/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, Box 7, Project Drought Ethiopia Declared 10/14/85. Limited Official Use; Priority. Sent for information to Nairobi, Rome, and USUN Geneva.


225. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Kimmit) to Fred Wettering and Richard Levine of the National Security Council Staff

Source: Reagan Library, African Affairs Directorate, NSC: Records, AF Famine: [10/11/84–10/25/84]. Secret. Printed from an unsigned copy.


226. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, [no film number]. Confidential. Sent Immediate to the White House, Addis Ababa, Paris, Rome, and Geneva.


227. Memorandum From the Administrator of the Agency for International Development (McPherson) to the Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President (Deaver)

Source: National Archives, RG 286, USAID/O/ADMIN/ExecSec, Box 251, ADM–6 (White House) FY 85. No classification marking. Copies were sent to Ringdahl and Raymond.


228. Note From the President’s Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Poindexter) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (McFarlane)

Source: Reagan Library, African Affairs Directorate, NSC: Records, AF Famine [12/03/84–12/31/84]. Secret. Copies to Levine, Ringdahl, Kimmitt, Fortier, and Van Eron.


229. Information Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (Crocker) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, P850089–2281. Secret. Drafted by Bogosian and LeCocq and cleared in AID/AFR/EA, AF, and H. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates that Shultz saw it.


230. Telegram From the Department of State to Secretary of State Shultz’s Delegation in Lisbon

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Edward J. Derwinski, 1982–1985, Lot 87D258, Famine Relief in Africa. Secret; Nodis. Drafted by LeCocq; cleared in AF/E, AF/RA, AF, EUR/SOV, EUR, C, P, and AID; and approved by Armacost. Sent to Moscow, USUN, Addis Ababa, London, Rome, Ottawa, and Khartoum.


231. Telegram From the Embassy in Ethiopia to the Department of State

Source: Reagan Library, African Affairs Directorate, NSC: Records, Ethiopian Developments—Working File [1984]. Secret; Immediate; Nodis.


232. Telegram From the Embassy in the Soviet Union to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Edward J. Derwinski, 1982–1985, Lot 87D258, Famine Relief in Africa. Secret; Nodis; Immediate.