Tuesday's decision dismissed NSSM
's final appeal over the amount of the award.
's assets in South Korea worth 400 million won have been seized, as the company refused to follow the court order.
These were often quite detailed requests, with Nixon/Kissinger issuing 27 in the first two months in office, starting with NSSM
1 (Situation in Vietnam, January 21, 1969) providing six pages of questions to be addressed.
Under the innocuous title "National Security Study Memorandum 200" (NSSM
200), Kissinger reported a "major risk of severe damage" to global economic, political, and ecological systems.
On April 11, in National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM
) 40, Nixon took up the specific question of Israeli nuclear-weapons development, requesting a review of all possible options.
Security Affairs: Department of State Response to NSSM
(104) "Swift adoption was assumed because officials would otherwise violate presidential authority, as expressed and exercised through Bundy." (105) Similarly, Kissinger employed National Security Study Memoranda (NSSM
) to direct the work of State, the Pentagon, and other departments.
Then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, in his 1974 National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM
) 2000 to then President Richard Nixon, said America must concern itself with the fast-growing populations of the world (15 countries, including the Philippines) because, unless "population explosion" was stopped, these countries would (1) sink further into poverty, become economically unmanageable and present terroristic threats to America; (2) pollute the environment, affecting America; and (3) endanger US access to strategic raw materials available in these countries.
The Life and Death of NSSM
200: How the Destruction of Political Will Doomed a U.
227, 16 Agustos 1975, Digital National Security Archive.