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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • December 06, 1978

    Matters Arising from the South African-American Talks held in Washington on 20, 21 and 22 November 1978 in connection with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act, 1978 (NNPA)

  • February 03, 1979

    US Embassy Tokyo Telegram 02669 to State Department, 'Bilateral Nuclear Consultations with Japan'

    The telegram describing a meeting between US Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Pickering and Japanese Atomic Energy Commissioner Kinya Niizeki on a plan to use a Pacific island as a storage site for spent reactor fuel.

  • August 29, 1979

    Memorandum of Conversation, 'Meeting Between Ambassador Gerard Smith and Japanese Minister of State for Science and Technology [Iwazo] Kaneko'

    The memorandum describes Japanes Minister of State for Science and Technology emphasizing the significance of a plutonium economy given Japan's energy needs.

  • October 11, 1979

    Memorandum to the Files by Gary R. Bray, ACDA/NP/NE [Bureau of Nonproliferation and Regional Arms Control, Nuclear Energy Division], 'Japanese Plutonium Supply and Demand Update'

    The memorandum describing Japan's latest plutonium supply and demand.

  • October 19, 1979

    Department of State Telegram 273943 to US Embassy Bonn et al., 'Post International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation (INFCE) Exploration'

    Explorations of common approaches to nonproliferation and engery development issues arising out of the nuclear fuel cycle.

  • November 03, 1979

    Memorandum by C.U.D., 'Observations on Our Differences with the West Europeans Over Non-Proliferation'

    The memorandum describes a difference between President Carter and the West Europeans over their commitment to limiting reprocessing and plutonium supplies for R&D work on breeder reactors.

  • November 15, 1979

    Department of State Telegram 298150 to US Embassy Tokyo, 'US-Japan Consultations on Non-Proliferation: Non-INFCE Subjects'

    The telegram describing the US-Japan Consultations on Non-Proliferation

  • November 15, 1979

    Department of State telegram 296435 to US Embassy Tokyo, 'US Japan Discussions on Post-INFCE Regime'

    The telegram describing the US-Japan Discussions on Post-INFCE Regime.

  • February 18, 1980

    Memorandum, Secretary of State Vance to President Carter, Enclosing Gerard C. Smith Report to the President, 'Nonproliferation Strategy for 1980 and Beyond'

    The memorandum conveys Smith's proposal of rethinking US nonproliferation policy on reprocessing.

  • March 17, 1980

    State Department Memorandum, 'Extension of Takai [sic] Mura: Meeting with Minister Sumiya'

    The memorandum describing the discussion on extention of the Tokai-Mura agreement and State Department officials' opinions.

  • April 09, 1980

    Memorandum to the Secretary of State from Gerard C. Smith, 'Policy Review Committee (PRC) Meeting'

    The memorandum describing Smith's argument that President Carter's nonproliferation policy of making distinctions between countries over reprocessing is discriminatory.

  • April 10, 1980

    Memorandum for Zbigniew Brzezinski from Jerry Oplinger, NSC Staff, 'Minutes of the PRC on April 9, 1980,' enclosing minutes of meeting on 'Non-Proliferation Matters'

    At the meeting of the Policy Review Committee, Gerald Smith gave a full briefing of the policy and procedural changes that he sought.

  • May 12, 1980

    Policy Review Committee, Presidential Decision Paper, 'Nonproliferation Planning Assumptions'

    The paper elaborates options for President Carter's nonproliferation policy.

  • May 21, 1980

    State Department Paper, 'Issues in the Current Review of US Post-INFCE Non-Proliferation Policy'

    Short version of the Presidential Decision Paper for policymakers.

  • May 23, 1980

    Memorandum, Leon Billings to the Secretary, 'Non-Proliferation'

    The memorandum describing Leon Billings opining that it is premature to make a decision on Smith's proposal and recommending the Secretary convening an interagency group to develop an analysis of the pros and cons of changing the President's non-proliferation policy.

  • May 23, 1980

    Memorandum, Gerard C. Smith to the Secretary, 'Non-Proliferation Planning Assumptions'

    Smith sent new Secretary of State a distilled version of his policy proposals.

  • May 27, 1980

    Policy Planning Staff, 'The Reprocessing and Plutonium Use Planning Assumptions,' with cover note from Paul Kreisberg to Anthony Lake

    The note contradicts a view of Smith and argues that abandoning President Carter's 1977 policy is a mistake.

  • May 29, 1980

    Memorandum, Jerry Oplinger to Leon Billings and Berl Bernhard, 'PRC Options Paper re Non-Proliferation'

    The memorandum describes Oplinger's criticism of Smith's proposal.

  • June 03, 1980

    Memorandum, 'Non-proliferation Policy'

    The memorandum describes a discussion of State Department officials on President Carter's nuclear nonproliferation policy.

  • June 04, 1980

    Memorandum, Gus Speth to Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, 'Implementation of the President's Non-Proliferation Policy'

    The memorandum describing Gus Speth's recommendation to Secretary Muskie to abide by President Carter's 1977 policy.