264. Memorandum From the Deputy Secretary of State (Clark) to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Allen)1
Attached is a rough draft of Jim Buckley’s suggested language for an NSC Directive on Population Study—it is advisory only for your consideration and issuance.
In that Jim Buckley is out of the country at the moment, feel free to call me if I can be of assistance in rounding out Jim’s thinking.
- Source: Department of State, Files of the Deputy Secretary of State—William P. Clark, 1981–1982, Lot 82D127, Memoranda To/From White House. Unclassified.↩
- Printed from a copy that indicates Clark signed the original.↩
Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, vol. E–14, Part 1, Documents on the United Nations, 1973–1976, Document 113.↩
- Brackets are in the original.↩
- Reference is to Executive Order 12163 issued on September 29, 1979.↩
- In a November 6 memorandum to Clark, Buckley wrote that he had commissioned two studies to investigate the cost effectiveness of “population control programs.” (Department of State, Files of the Deputy Secretary of State—William P. Clark, 1981–1982, Lot 82D127, Memoranda to Other Agencies) In a December 12 memorandum to Clark, Buckley wrote: “AID’s justifications for the population program contains some arguments which I do not believe jibe with the facts as developed in recent studies. It is these, of course, that I am trying to develop and weigh in my policy review. Nevertheless, taken as a whole, the justifications defend expenditures the Secretary has in fact requested in his original submission; and given time constraints, I see little choice at this stage but to let AID set forth its arguments in support of programs under its direct jurisdiction.” (Department of State, Files of the Deputy Secretary of State—William P. Clark, 1981–1982, Lot 82D127, AID)↩