* Population Security: National Security Memorandum 200: Kissinger Report.
* NSSM 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for US Security and Overseas Interests; The Initiating Memo; 1974 National Security Study Memorandum and Ford’s NSDM 314 Implementation Memo.
National Security Memorandum 200: Kissinger Report.
The National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM) directive [PDF] was signed on 24 April 1974, by Henry Kissinger on behalf of President Nixon. The complete report [PDF] was presented to President Ford in December 1974. NSDM 314: National Security Decision Memorandum 314 [PDF] was signed in 1975 by National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft on behalf of President Gerald R. Ford. The new President’s forthright approval of virtually all of the NSSM 200 recommendations appeared to set the U.S. on a direct course toward development and implementation of a sophisticated national population policy.
NSSM 200 Report Cover Page
IMPLICATIONS OF WORLDWIDE POPULATION GROWTH
FOR U.S. SECURITY AND OVERSEAS INTERESTS
December 10, 1974
CLASSIFIED BY Harry C. Blaney, III
SUBJECT TO GENERAL DECLASSIFICATION SCHEDULE OF
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11652 AUTOMATICALLY DOWN-
GRADED AT TWO YEAR INTERVALS AND DECLASSIFIED
ON DECEMBER 31, 1980.
This document can only be declassified by the White House.
Declassified/Released on 7/3/89
under provisions of E.O. 12356
by F. Graboske, National Security Council
NSSM 200 Summary Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Executive Summary 65 – 82
(Reader: For Parts One and Two, see Appendix 2)
Part One — Analytical Section
Chapter I World Demographic Trends
Chapter II Population and World Food Supplies
Chapter III Minerals and Fuel
Chapter IV Economic Development and
Chapter V Implications of Population Pressures
for National Security
Chapter VI World Population Conference
Part Two — Policy Recommendations
Section I A U.S. Global Population Strategy
Section II Action to Create Conditions for Fertility De-
cline: Population and a Development Assis-
A. General Strategy and Resource for A.I.D. Assistance
B. Functional Assistance Programs to Create Condi-
tions for Fertility Decline
C. Food for Peace Program and Population
Section III International Organizations and other Mul-
tilateral Population Programs
A. UN Organization and Specialized Agencies
B. Encouraging Private Organizations
Section IV Provision and Development of Family
Planning Services, Information and Tech-nology
A. Research to Improve Fertility Control Technology
B. Development of Low-Cost Delivery Systems
C. Utilization of Mass Media and Satellite Communi-
cations System for Family Planning
Section V Action to Develop Worldwide Political and
Popular Commitment to Population Stability