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December 14, 2016
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December 17, 2002
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April 9, 1965
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/Approved For Rele, 2003/02/27: CIA-RDP80BO1676R00041 0130024-3 NSC REFERRAL NOT REQUIRERD SECRET April 9, 1965 NATIONAL SECURITY ACTION MEMORANDUM NO. 330. MEMORANDUM FOR: The Secretary of State The Secretary of Defense The Director, U. S. Information Agency The Administrator, Agency for International Development The Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1. The President has given general approval to the recom- mendations submitted by Mr. Rowan in his report dated March 16 for intensified and expanded psychological activities in the Viet- namese conflict. It is the President's decision that USIA is to re-program funds to the extent possible in order to carry out this larger program; in addition, he has directed all agencies and departments to provide funds and resources as available to the Director of USIA. Where appropriate, provisions of funds and other resources will be subject to procedures and amounts as determined in consultation with the Bureau of the Budget. 2. The President has designated the Director of the U. S. Information Agency to execute and coordinate these expanded and intensified activities in keeping with USIA's official responsibilities. abroad, subject to political guidance from the Secretary of State. 3. The Director, USIA, will continue to advise the President, the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, the Director of Central Intelligence and others as appropriate on psychological and foreign public opinion aspects of the Vietnamese situation. Action addressees will continue to consult with the Director, USIA, regarding actions and public statements concerning Vietnam which may have psychological implications in Vietnam or elsewhere abroad. 4. The Director, USIA, will report on progress through the National Security Council or directly to the President, as appropriate. Approved For Release 2003/02/27 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000100130024-3 . pproved For Rele,V 2003/02/27: CIA-RDP80B01676R0Q0p0130024-3 5. The responsibility of the Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs, Saigon, for all psychological and informational programs in South Vietnam under the direction of the U. S. Ambassador is here reaffirmed. McGeorge Bundy Approved For Release 2003/02/27 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000100130024-3 10010- ~.. ' eU stay pproved For Releasg 2003/02/2 R P80B01676R000J90130024-3 (CLASSIFICATION) EXECUTIVE MEMORANDUM OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR DATE 1 TO: Deputy Director (Plans) Deputy Director (Intelligence) Deputy Director (Science & Technology) Deputy Director (Support) Inspector General General Counsel Assistant Director for National Estimates ROOM NO. Distribution: & 8 - a abov? d informExIs ron; #he EI Th memorandum con sin a dressees. Ad- dressees may give this memorandum additional circulation within their components as required. All copies should be destroyed, not filed, upon completion of circulation. A master file will be kept in the Executive Director's Office and will be available upon request. Approved For Release 2003/02/27: SM80BO1676ROO010 ^clu ? rom ovlomali[ downgroding and decloaif couion