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Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon, Washington, January 19, 1970

US Government State Department


Washington, January 19, 1970

Kissinger provided the President with a status report on relief, comparing the findings of Dr. Karl Western, CDC, based on a survey of Biafra in October/November 1969, with those presented in an attached memorandum from Rogers. Western stressed that there would be a completely unacceptable magnitude of starvation and suffering. Rogers disagreed, noting that FMG claimed to have the situation under control.

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 742, Country Files, Africa, Nigeria, Vol. I. Secret; Sensitive. Tab B is not published.

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Biafran War Database.
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