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Memorandum From the President's Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs (Haig) to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger), Washington, February 16, 1970

US Government State Department


Washington, February 16, 1970

Haig reported that the Biafrans might have reversed their attitude towards the Central Government and attached a CIA report on which that view was based. He cautioned against reliance on ultra liberal attitudes that had prolonged the war by their insistence that the Biafrans would be wiped out if the Central Government prevailed. He advised against nit-picking the Central Government, and did not share National Security Council Staffer ROGER MORRIS's attitude with respect to the plight of the Biafrans.

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 18, President's Daily Briefs. Secret; Noforn. The attachments to the memorandum at Tab A are not published.

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