July 18, 1969
UNSIGNED MEMORANDUM FROM OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY, WITH ENCLOSED ANNOUNCEMENT OF MEETING OF AD HOC COMMITTEE ON NSSM 40, AND 'TALKING PAPER FOR THE DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND THE CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF'
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get citationThe “Talking Paper,” prepared for the NSC Review Group meeting, summarized the disagreements in the inter-agency report. Nutter (Paul Warnke’s replacement) and Johnson both affirmed the need for high-level pressure; if the Israelis were unresponsive to US requests for assurances it would “affect our ability to continue the present US relationship with Israel.”"Unsigned Memorandum from Office of the Secretary, with enclosed announcement of meeting of Ad Hoc Committee on NSSM 40, and 'Talking Paper for the Deputy Secretary of Defense and the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff'," July 18, 1969, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Mandatory declassification review request. Originally published in Avner Cohen and William Burr, eds., National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book #485 (September 12, 2014). https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/121097