The 1974 Kissinger Report - NSSM 200

In April 24, 1974, the US National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger signs the “National Security Study Memorandum 200” (NSSM 200). It defines “population growth” in Africa and other developing regions as a “threat to US national security.”

“Population growth” stands for emancipation of the developing world as reflected by the process leading to the 1974 UN Charter on Economic Rights and Duties. “Threat to national security” stands for the “threat to the global interests of the oil and drug cartel.”

Specific goals of the NSSM 200 were, amongst others:

Specific recommendations of NSSM 200 included:

– The NSSM 200 report was de-classified on July 3, 1989, only after the ARV-Africa strategy was in place –