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

US Government State Department


Washington, Undated

Kissinger highlighted an attached report to the President from Secretary of State Rogers on Nigeria 7 months after the war. The report stated that Nigeria's recovery was continuing well, international relief had succeeded in averting mass starvation, and U.S. relations with Nigeria had mainly recovered, but there was lingering resentment over the U.S. role during the war.

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Box 742, Country Files, Africa, Nigeria, Vol. I. Confidential. Morris drafted Kissinger's memorandum and forwarded it to him under cover of an August 20 memorandum, on which Kissinger wrote: “Word must be dependence in Point 3 of memo HK.” (Ibid.)

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