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Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon, Washington, January 23, 1970

US Government State Department


Washington, January 23, 1970

Kissinger listed in detail the U.S. actions taken so far in Nigerian relief and then summarized the current situation, concluding that as many as one-and-one-half million people would die in the next 2 to 3 weeks without an airlift of food.

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 742, Country Files, Africa, Nigeria, Vol. I. Secret. The memorandum is marked “ret'd Jan 24 1970.”

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