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National Security Decision Memorandums (NSDM)
[Nixon Administration, 1969-74]

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NSDM 1 Establishment of NSC Decision and Study Memoranda Series 20 Jan 69
NSDM 2Reorganization of the National Security Council System 20 Jan 69
NSDM 3The Direction, Coordination,and Supervision of Interdepartmental Activities Overseas 20 Jan 69
NSDM 4Program Analysis Studies 4 Sept 69
NSDM 5Disposition of National Security Action Memoranda 03 Feb 69
NSDM 6Presidential Decision to Ratify Non-proliferation Treaty 05 Feb 69
NSDM 7 Direction, Coordination,and Supervision of Interdepartmental Activities Overseas -- Interdepartmental Groups 07 Feb 69
NSDM 8Crisis Anticipation and Management 21 Mar 69
NSDM 9Vietnam 01 Apr 69
NSDM 10Aid and Pl-480 Commitments 11 Apr 69
NSDM 11 Peru 11 Apr 69
NSDM 12NATO 14 Apr 69
NSDM 13Policy Toward Japan 28 May 69
NSDM 14Policy Toward Post-de Gaulle France 29 May 69
NSDM 15East-west Trade 28 May 69
NSDM 16Criteria for Strategic Sufficiency 24 Jun 69
NSDM 17Relaxation for Economic Controls Against China 26 Jun 69
NSDM 18Review of Underground Nuclear Tests 27 Jun 69
NSDM 19 Washington Special Actions Group 03 Jul 69
NSDM 20Us Foreign Internal Defense Policy 10 Jul 69
NSDM 21Peru 22 Jul 69
NSDM 22 Interdepartmental Organization for Panamanian Affairs 27 Aug 69
NSDM 23Vietnam Special Studies Group 16 Sep 69
NSDM 24Vietnam 17 Sep 69
NSDM 25Disposition of Outdated NSC Policy Papers 17 Sep 69
NSDM 26 Defense Program Review Committee 11 Oct 69
NSDM 27 US Military Posture 11 Oct 69
NSDM 28 Untying of Aid 20 Oct 69
NSDM 29 Tariff Preferences for Developing Countries 31 Oct 69
NSDM 30 US Position for Special Mtgs of Inter-american Economic and Social Council 05 Nov 69
NSDM 31 Rockefeller Recommendations on Debt Service 05 Nov 69
NSDM 32 Water Development and Middle East Policy 06 Nov 69
NSDM 33* Preliminiary Strategic Arms Limitation Talks 12 Nov 69
NSDM 34 US Policy Toward Greece: Military Assistance 14 Nov 69
NSDM 35 US Policy on Chemical Warfare Program and Bacteriological/biological Research Program 25 Nov 69
NSDM 36 Holiday Truces,cease-fire and Troop Withdrawls 03 Dec 69
NSDM 37 US Position for Special Mtgs of Inter-american Economic and Social Council 27 Jan 70
NSDM 38 US Policy Toward Southern Africa 28 Jan 70
NSDM 39 US Position for Special Mtgs of Inter-american Economic and Social Council 29 Jan 70
NSDM 40*Responsibility for Conduct, Supervision, and Coordination of Covert Action Operations 17 Feb 70
NSDM 41 Debt Service 18 Feb 70
NSDM 42 Jet Aircraft for Argentina 19 Feb 70
NSDM 43 US Policy Toward Spain: Base Negotiations 20 Feb 70
NSDM 44 US Policy on Toxins 20 Feb 70
NSDM 45 US Policy Toward Spain: Proposed Spanish Trade Agreement with the European Community 02 Mar 70
NSDM 46 Jet Aircraft for Latin America 05 Mar 70
NSDM 47 US Policy Toward Rhodesia 09 Mar 70
NSDM 48 US Programs in Korea 20 Mar 70
NSDM 49* Preparation of Detailed Salt Options 27 Mar 70
NSDM 50 Release of Public Information Concerning Foreign Nuclear Tests 06 Apr 70
NSDM 51* Vienna Strategic Arms Limitation Talks 10 Apr 70
NSDM 52 Quarterly Report on the State of the War and Vietnamization 10 Apr 70
NSDM 53 Draft Reform and the Elimination of Draft Calls 14 Apr 70
NSDM 54 Inter-American Development Bank Replenishment 16 Apr 70
NSDM 55 South West Africa 17 Apr 70
NSDM 56 Actions in Support of Cambodian Govt 22 Apr 70
NSDM 57 Actions to Protect US Forces in South Vietnam 26 Apr 70
NSDM 58 Actions to Protect US Forces in South Vietnam 28 Apr 70
NSDM 59* Fy 1971-1972 Nuclear Weapons Stockpile 09 May 70
NSDM 60** Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization for Fy 1971 09 May 70
NSDM 61 Jordan Arms Package 19 May 70
NSDM 62 Convention on Continental Shelf and Seabeds 22 May 70
NSDM 63 Psychological Warfare Operations Against the Vietnamese Communists 02 Jun 70
NSDM 64 Panama Canal 05 Jun 70
NSDM 65 Tariff Preferences for Developing Countries 12 Jun 70
NSDM 66 Next Steps in the Middle East 18 Jun 70
NSDM 67 Military Supply Policy Toward Greece 25 Jun 70
NSDM 68 US Policy Toward the European Community 03 Jul 70
NSDM 69* Strategic Arms Limitation Talks 09 Jul 70
NSDM 70 International Space Cooperation: US-USSR Activities 10 Jul 70
NSDM 71 US Antarctic Policy and Program 10 Jul 70
NSDM 72 Exchange of Technical Data Between the US and the International Space Community 17 Jul 70
NSDM 73* Supplemental Guidance for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks 22 Jul 70
NSDM 74 Detailed Statement of Provisions of US Salt Position 31 Jul 70
NSDM 75 Rhodesia Sanctions 07 Aug 70
NSDM 76 New US Foreign Assistance Programs 10 Aug 70
NSDM 77 Air Activity in Southeast Asia over Fy 1971 12 Aug 70
NSDM 78 Authorization for Use of Riot Control Agents and Chemical Herbicides in War 11 Aug 70
NSDM 79 Establishment of Special Review Group for Southeast Asia 13 Aug 70
NSDM 80 Vietnam Economic Policy 13 Aug 70
NSDM 81* Implementation of Arms Embargo on South Africa and Portugese African Territories 17 Aug 70
NSDM 82 Revision of US Port Security Program 01 Sep 70
NSDM 83 IA-ECOSOC / US Position for Fall Mtgs of Special Committee for Consultation and Negotiation 07 Sep 70
NSDM 84 Defense Program Fy 72-76 11 Sep 70
NSDM 85 NSC Senior Review Group 14 Sep 70
NSDM 86 Tariff Preferences for Developing Countries 14 Oct 70
NSDM 87 Military and Financial Assistance to Israel 15 Oct 70
NSDM 88* US Force Levels in Europe and "Burden-sharing" 15 Oct 70
NSDM 89* Cambodia Strategy 26 Oct 70
NSDM 90 Instructions for Strategic Arms Limitation and Talks at Helsinki (SALT III) 02 Nov 70
NSDM 91 US Policy on Germany and Berlin 06 Nov 70
NSDM 92 US Policy Toward Persian Gulf 07 Nov 70
NSDM 93 Policy Towards Chile 09 Nov 70
NSDM 94 US Policy Toward Haiti 13 Nov 70
NSDM 95 US Strategy and Forces for Nato 25 Nov 70
NSDM 96 Nuclear Weapons Safety Rules 14 Dec 70
NSDM 97 Safeguard Review 08 Feb 70
NSDM 98 Coordination of Foreign Affairs Research Sponsored by Federal Government 09 Feb 70
NSDM 99 East-west Trade 01 Mar 71
NSDM 100 Military Equipment Package for Jordan 01 Mar 71
NSDM 101 Fy 1971 Economic Assistance Program for India 02 Mar 71
NSDM 102 Instructions for Strategic Arms Limitations Talks at Vienna (Salt IV) 11 Mar 71
NSDM 103* Military Cooperation with France 29 Mar 71
NSDM 104 Cooperation with France on Nuclear Safety 29 Mar 71
NSDM 105 Steps Toward Augmentation of Travel and Trade Btw PRC and US 13 Apr 71
NSDM 106 Berlin Negotiations 22 Apr 71
NSDM 107 Indonesian Military Assistance 05 May 71
NSDM 108 Guidance on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions 21 May 71
NSDM 109 Pan Amer Highway and the Darien Gap 25 May 72
NSDM 110 Us-soviet Incidents at Sea 26 May 71
NSDM 111 Brazilian Territorial Sea Claims and Related Fisheries Problem 29 May 71
NSDM 112 Country Programming 24 Aug 71
NSDM 113 Republic of Korea Forces in South Vietnam 23 Jun 71
NSDM 114 Bolivia 23 Jun 71
NSDM 115 Panama Canal Treaty Negotiations 24 Jun 71
NSDM 116 US Policy on Mutual Force Reductions in Europe (MBFR) 28 Jun 71
NSDM 117 Instructions for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Helsinki (Salt V) 02 Jul 71
NSDM 118 Improvements in South Vietnamese Forces 03 Jul 71
NSDM 119 Disclosure of Classified US Military Information to Foreign Govts and International Organizations 20 Jul 71
NSDM 120 Further Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks at Helsinki (Salt V) 20 Jul 71
NSDM 121*Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization for Fy 1972 21 Jul 71
NSDM 122 US Oceans Policy 22 Jul 71
NSDM 123 Participation by Secretary of Treasury and Attorney General in Mtgs of NSC 27 Jul 71
NSDM 124* US-UK Nuclear Relations 29 Jul 71
NSDM 125 Berlin Negotiations: Issue of Soviet Consulate General 11 Aug 71
NSDM 126 Additional Assistance to Thailand 11 Aug 71
NSDM 127 Further Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Helsinki (Salt V) 12 Aug 71
NSDM 128* Fy 1972-1974 Nuclear Weapons Stockpile 16 Aug 71
NSDM 129 ROK Force Structure and Modernization Program 02 Sep 71
NSDM 130 US-Japan Joint Economic Committee Mtg 07 Sep 71
NSDM 131 Panama Canal Treaty Negotiations 13 Sep 71
NSDM 132 Modification of SSBN Commitments to Nato 13 Sep 71
NSDM 133 US Strategy and Forces for Nato;allied Force Improvements 22 Sep 71
NSDM 134* Policy Guidance on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions 02 Oct 71
NSDM 135 Fy 1972 Underground Nuclear Test Program (Grommet) 06 0ct 71
NSDM 136 Policy in Cases of Expropriation 08 Oct 71
NSDM 137 Policy Toward Iceland 13 Oct 71
NSDM 138 Policy Toward Malta 13 Oct 71
NSDM 139* Fishing Negotiations with Chile, Ecuador and Peru re Response to NSDM 122 05 Nov 71
NSDM 140 Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Vienna (Salt VI) 15 Nov 71
NSDM 141 Herbicides in Vietnam 26 Nov 71
NSDM 142 Presidential Guidance on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions and a European Conference 02 Dec 71
NSDM 143 US International Exchange Programs 17 Dec 71
NSDM 144 US Arctic Policy and Arctic Policy Group 22 Dec 71
NSDM 145 Additional Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Vienna (Salt VI) 03 Jan 72
NSDM 146 Us-Soviet Maritime Talks 03 Jan 72
NSDM 147 Fisheries Dispute with Ecuador, Peru and Chile 04 Jan 72
NSDM 148 Expropriation Policy in Multilateral Development Institutions 18 Jan 72
NSDM 149 Additional Authorities for Southeast Asia 04 Feb 72
NSDM 150 NSSM 140 - Us-soviet Talks on Preventing Incidents at Sea 11 Feb 72
NSDM 151 Next Steps with Respect to Us-soviet Trading Relationships 14 Feb 72
NSDM 152 Herbicides in Vietnam and NSDM 141 14 Feb 72
NSDM 153 Review of US-USSR Negotiations 17 Feb 72
NSDM 154 Vietnam Economic Policy 17 Feb 72
NSDM 155 Relaxation of Restrictions on Trade with PRC 17 Feb 72
NSDM 156 Second Half Fy 1972 Nuclear Test Program 08 Mar 72
NSDM 157 Preparatory Mtg for the Law of the Sea Conference 13 Mar 72
NSDM 158 Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Helsinki (Salt VII) 23 Mar 72
NSDM 159 Integrated Circuit Technology Exports to Poland and Romania 29 Mar 72
NSDM 160 Situation and Outlook in Bolivia 04 Apr 72
NSDM 161 Republic of Korea Forces in South Vietnam 05 Apr 72
NSDM 162 Presidential Guidance on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions and Conference on Cooperation And Security in Europe 05 Apr 72
NSDM 163 Statement of US Policy Relative to US Action in Event of Unprovoked Communist Attacks Against US Aircraft or Vessels Outside of Communist erritory 06 Apr 72
NSDM 164 Additional Instruction for the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks at Helsinki (Salt VII) 01 May 72
NSDM 165 International Aspects of Weather Modification 02 May 72
NSDM 166 Instructions for Strategic Arms Limitations Talks at Helsinki (Salt Vii): Amplification of NSDM 164 12 May 72
NSDM 167 Additional Instructions for Strategic Arms Limitations Talks at Helsinki (Salt VII) 17 May 72
NSDM 168 Military Assistance to the RVN 19 May 72
NSDM 169 International Environmental Negotiations 29 May 72
NSDM 170 US-PRC Trade 10 Jun 72
NSDM 171 Russian Request for Samples of the Lassa Virus 15 Jun 72
NSDM 172** Fy 73 DOD Budget Amendment 27 Jun 72
NSDM 173 Polish-US Economic Relations 07 Jul 72
NSDM 174** Fy 1973 - 1975 Nuclear Weapons Stockpile 07 Jul 72
NSDM 175 Review of NSSM 139 -- US Policy Governing Release of Components or Technology for Inclusion in Foreign Military Exports to Third Countries 10 Jul 72
NSDM 176 Bilateral Aid for Malta 14 Jul 72
NSDM 177 July-August Preparatory Mtg for Law of the Sea Conference 18 Jul 72
NSDM 178** Fy 1973 Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization 18 Jul 72
NSDM 179 CCC Regulations Affecting Us-soviet Grain Sale and Maritime Agreement 18 Jul 72
NSDM 180** Lend-lease Negotiations with Ussr 20 Jul 72
NSDM 181 Commercial Commission Negotiations and Related Matters 20 Jul 72
NSDM 182 Continuing Authority to Deliver Nuclear Materials and to Acquire Utilization Facilities 31 Jul 72
NSDM 183 Nuclear Test Program for Fy 1973 (Toggle) 31 Jul 72
NSDM 184 US Civil Defense Policy 14 Aug 72
NSDM 185** Assistance to UK Missile Program 15 Aug 72
NSDM 186 US Military Supply Policy for Lower Persian Gulf States and Oman 18 Aug 72
NSDM 187 Intl Space Cooperation - Technology and Launch Assistance 30 Aug 72
NSDM 188 PRC Blocked Assets and Private Claims 30 Aug 72
NSDM 189 GE-SNECMA Jet Engine Joint Venture 19 Dec 72
NSDM 190** Lend-lease Negotiations with USSR 20 Sep 72
NSDM 191 Commercial and Related Negotiations with USSR 20 Sep 72
NSDM 192** Lend-lease Negotiations with USSR 18 Oct 62
NSDM 193 RVNAF Force Structure 24 Oct 72
NSDM 194* Fisheries Negotiations with Ecuador 27 Oct 72
NSDM 195 Amendment to Transportation Order T-2 Affecting the PRC 30 Oct 72
NSDM 196 Law of Sea Instructions, 27 Session UN General Assembly 31 Oct 72
NSDM 197 Instructions for Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, Geneva, November 21, 1972 18 Nov 72
NSDM 198 SALT Standing Consultative Commission 18 Nov 72
NSDM 199 US Policy Toward Peru 26 Dec 72
NSDM 200 Policy Toward Morocco 05 Jan 73
NSDM 201 Contingency Planning 05 Jan 73
NSDM 202 Arctic Program Review and Recommendations 22 Jan 73
NSDM 203 Revised Guidelines for Stockpile Planning 06 Feb 73
NSDM 204* Sale of Inertial Guidance Navigational Systems to People's Republic of China 06 Feb 73
NSDM 205 Nuclear Test Program for Second Half Fy 1973 (Toggle II) 07 Feb 73
NSDM 206 Instructions for the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks, Geneva, March 12, 1973 11 Mar 73
NSDM 207 Procedures for Dealing with Various Types of Non- Military Incidents 13 Mar 73
NSDM 208 Standby Draft 16 Mar 73
NSDM 209 US Policy Toward the Philippines 27 Mar 73
NSDM 210 South Vietnam Economic Support 11 Apr 73
NSDM 211 Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions 16 Apr 73
NSDM 212 Economic Policies for Eastern European Countries 02 May 73
NSDM 213 Instructions for the SALT Talks 03 May 73
NSDM 214 Balance of Payments Offset and Burden-sharing Negotiations with NATO 03 May 73
NSDM 215 US-USSR Bilateral Issues 03 May 73
NSDM 216 Instruction for SALT Talks 07 May 73
NSDM 217 SALT Standing Consultative Commission 16 May 73
NSDM 218 Salinity Problem with Mexico 28 May 73
NSDM 219* Implementation Procedures for Agreement on Measures to Reduce the Risk of Outbreak of Nuclear War Btw the USA and the USSR 04 Jun 73
NSDM 220 GE-SNECMA, CFM-56 Jet Engine Joint Development 04 Jun 73
NSDM 221 US Policy Toward the Bahama Islands 05 Jun 73
NSDM 222 COCOM 11 Jun 73
NSDM 223 Private International Exchange Council 22 Jun 73
NSDM 224 Natl Net Assessment Process re NSSM 178 28 Jun 73
NSDM 225 July-Aug 1973 Preparatory Mtg for Law of the Sea Conference 16 Jul 73
NSDM 226* Nuclear Weapons Deployment Authorization for Fy 1974 18 Jul 73
NSDM 227 Korean Force Modernization Plan 27 Jul 73
NSDM 228* FY 1974-1976 Nuclear Weapons Stockpile 08 Aug 73
NSDM 229* Fy 1974 Underground Test Program (Arbor) 08 Aug 73
NSDM 230* US Strategy and Forces for Asia 09 Aug 73
NSDM 231 Ethiopia-Kagnew Station and Military Assistance 14 Aug 73
NSDM 232 Maritime Access to Charleston South Carolina for Vessels of Warsaw Pact and PRC 01 Sep 73
NSDM 233 Instructions for SALT, Geneva, September 24, 1973 28 Sep 73
NSDM 234 US-Icelandic Defense Negotiations 02 Oct 73
NSDM 235 US Policy on Transfer of Highly Enriched Uranium for Fueling Power Reactors 04 Oct 73
NSDM 236 Instructions for IMCO Marine Pollution Conference 09 Oct 73
NSDM 237 Instructions for US Commissioner, SALT Standing Consultative Commisssion, Geneva, on Sept 24, 1973 15 Oct 73
NSDM 238* Implementation Procedures for Agreement on Measures to Reduce Risk of Outbreak of Nuclear War Btw US and USSR 19 Nov 73
NSDM 239 National Net Assessment Process 27 Nov 73
NSDM 240 Organizational Session of UN Law of the Sea Conference 03 Dec 73
NSDM 241 Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions 10 Jan 74
NSDM 242 Policy for Planning the Employment of Nuclear Weapons 17 Jan 74
NSDM 243 Second Half Fy 1974 Underground Nuclear Test Program (Arbor II) 31 Jan 74
NSDM 244 Intl Energy Review Group 08 Feb 74
NSDM 245 Instructions for the SALT Talks, Geneva, February 19, 1974 19 Feb 74
NSDM 246 End-use Information Required by US and COCOM Export Controls 07 Mar 74
NSDM 247 US Policy on the Export of Computers to Communist Countries 14 Mar 74
NSDM 248* Changes in US Force Levels on Taiwan 14 Mar 74
NSDM 249 US Deployments in Thailand 23 Mar 74
NSDM 250 US Policy Toward Purchase of Soviet Uranium Enrichment Services 29 Mar 74
NSDM 251 Termination of the UN Command in Korea 29 Mar 74
NSDM 252 Instructions for US Commissioner, SALT Standing Consultative Comission, Geneva, April 2, 1974 18 Apr 74
NSDM 253 Membership of the National Security Council Intelligence Committee 24 Apr 74
NSDM 254 Domestic Safeguards 27 Apr 74
NSDM 255 Security and Other Aspects of the Growth and Dissemination of Nuclear Power Industries 03 Jun 74
NSDM 256 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty 10 Jun 74
NSDM 257 Latin American Initiatives 10 Jun 74
NSDM 258* Nuclear Weapon Yield: Amendment to NSAM 143 and NSAM 199 20 Jun 74
NSDM 259* Programs of Cooperation for Nuclear Bomb Support of Non-US NATO Nations 20 Jun 74
NSDM 260 Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea 24 Jun 74
NSDM 261 Nuclear Sales to the PRC 22 Jul 74
NSDM 262 Use of US Bases in Japan in the Event of Aggression Against South Korea 29 Jul 74
NSDM 263 US Policy on Antarctic Mineral Resources 29 Jul 74
NSDM 264 Nuclear Test Program for Fy 1975 (Bedrock) 06 Aug 74

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