Ford Administration National Security Study Memoranda and Decision Memoranda, 1974-1977
NSC System and the Use of NSDMs and NSSMs
National Security Study Memoranda
|This web project makes available images of all
declassified pages of National Security Study Memoranda (NSSM)
and National Security Decision Memoranda (NSDM) issued
during the administration of President Gerald R. Ford.
The National Security Council and the Ford Library staff
have already declassified most NSSMs and NSDMs, but
approximately one-quarter are only partially declassified
and are represented here by copies from which portions
have been excised. Only a few items are still completely
classified and not available for research. Please contact
the Library for information on the availability of
additional holdings concerning the topics discussed in
any NSSM or NSDM.
This file of NSSMs and NSDMs appears to have been compiled by the staff of National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft for his reference use. It was not a complete set and has been augmented with declassified photocopies of some missing items provided by the National Security Council.
The study reports which often followed from the NSSMs and led to the NSDMs, often running into hundreds of pages, are not included in this website. Most of them have not yet been declassified.
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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 9, 1998