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The Clements Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft makes digital versions of archival resources available on the Clements National Security Papers Project website in the following situations:

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The collection of these documents and production of this website was made possible by the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Peter O’Donnell, Jr.