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National Intelligence Estimate, Washington, November 2, 1970

US Government State Department


Washington, November 2, 1970

The estimate examined the “Prospects for Postwar Nigeria.” It noted that relations with the United States were improving, but that Nigeria emerged from the war with a heightened sense of national pride mixed with anti-foreign sentiment. Major General Gowon, Chairman of the Supreme Military Council of Nigeria, and others in the top military ranks had taken the recent U.S. affirmative response to their military training requests as an indication of U.S. support for, and interest in, Nigeria.

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Files, DDI Files, Job 79R-01012A, Box 391, Folder 5. Secret; Controlled Dissem.

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