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South Asia: multilateral relations,   pp. 1650-2003 PDF (136.2 MB)


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                          SOUTH ASIA
 GENERAL UNITED STATES POLICIES WITH RESPECT
                        TO SOUTH ASIA'
S/S Files: Lot 63 D 351: NSC 98 Series
Note by the Executive Secretary      (Lay) to the National Security
                               Council
TOP SECRET                             WVASHINGTON, January 22, 1951.
NSC 98/1
THE POSITION OF THE UNITED STATES WITH RESPECT TO Soutu ASIA
References: A. NSC Action No. 421 2
              B. NSC 98
              C. Memo for NSC from Executive Secretary, same sub-
                 ject, dated January 17, 1951
  The enclosed draft statement of policy on the subject, a revision of
NSC 98 prepared by the NSC Staff pursuant to NSC Action No. 421,
is submitted herewith for consideration by the National Security
Council at its meeting on January 24, 1951.3
  It is recommended that, if the enclosed statement of policy is
adopted, it be forwarded to the President for consideration with the
recommendation that he approve it and direct its implementation by
all appropriate executive departments and agencies of the U.S. Gov-
ernment under the coordination of the Secretary of State.
                                                     JAMES S. LAY, JR.
  For previous documentation on this subject, see Foreign Relations, 1950,
vol. v,
pp. 1362 ff.
  2NSC Action No. 421, taken by the National Security Council at its 80th
meeting on January 17, with the President presiding, recorded consideration
of
NSC 98, a draft paper of January 5 which like the later NSC 98/1 was entitled
"The Position of the United States With Respect to South Asia."
Discussed at
the meeting were the views and comments of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with
respect to NSO 98, as set forth in a memorandum of January 16 to the Secretary
of Defense, which in turn had been conveyed to the NSO under cover of a memo-
randum of January 17 by the Executive Secretary (Lay), neither printed. NSC
98
and the views and comments of the Joint Chiefs of Staff were referred to
the NSC
Staff for revision in the light of the discussion at the meeting. (S/S Files,
Lot 62
D 1, NSC Actions)
  I NSC 98/1 was adopted by the NSC and the Secretary of the Treasury in
NSC
Action No. 425, taken at the 81st NSC meeting on January 24, with the President
presiding, and was approved by the President on the following day; it was
to be
implemented by all appropriate executive departments and agencies of the
U.S.
Government under the coordination of the Secretary of State (S/S Files, Lot
62
D 1, NSC Actions; Lot 66 D 95, NSC Files: Policies of the Government of the
United States of American Relating to the National Security, 1951).
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