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Memorandum From Secretary of State Rogers to President Nixon, Washington, January 12, 1970

US Government State Department


Washington, January 12, 1970

Rogers provided an updated status report from the Department's viewpoint. An early Biafran capitulation or disintegration was likely, presenting problems of relief and security. Rogers noted the Federal Military Government's (FMG) sensitivity to external meddling and the need for a low-key approach. It was also important for the United States to have a clear record demonstrating its support of an expanded relief effort.

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 281, Agency Files, Department of State, 12/01/69 - 02/21/70, Vol. V. Confidential.

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