DUR, PHILIP ALPHONSE: Files, 1982-1984 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

 

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DUR, PHILIP ALPHONSE.: Files, 1982-1984    

 

Senior staff member of NSC Defense Policy, 1982-1983; Deputy Director of NSC Political-Military Affairs Directorate, 1983-1984; Director of NSC Political-Military Affairs Directorate, 1984.

 

Commander Philip Dur joined the National Security Council as senior staff member of Defense Policy in September 1982 replacing Christopher Shoemaker. In 1983 NSC Defense Policy was reorganized into the NSC Political-Military Affairs Directorate and Dur became a Deputy Director. By the time Captain Dur left the NSC in November 1984 he was Director of the NSC Political-Military Affairs.

 

Dur received a bachelor’s degree in government and international studies and a master’s degree in Soviet East European studies from the University of Notre Dame. He earned a master’s degree in public administration and a doctorate in political economy and government from Harvard University.

 

Philip Dur was commissioned from the NROTC program at the University of Notre Dame in August 1965. During his naval career, he achieved the rank of Rear Admiral and held such posts as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations; Director, Navy Strategy Division; Commander of Battle Force United States Sixth Fleet; Commander of Cruiser Destroyer Group Eight; United States Defense Attaché accredited to the Government of France; and Commanding Officer, USS Yorktown. 

 

In 2004, Philip Dur was Corporate Vice President, Program Operations and President of Northrop Grumman’s Ship Systems Sector having joined the company in 1999 following five years with Tenneco Inc. where he served as Vice President, Worldwide Business Development and Strategy.

 

The Philip Dur collection consists of memos, correspondence, cables, reports, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, National Security Study Directives, National Security Decision Directives, notes, charts, working papers, press releases, issue papers, and publications re Dur’s and other NSC staffer’s work on military and foreign affairs in the Middle East. Majority of the collection is Dur’s work product with the exception of the Lebanon Crisis Pre-Planning Group File which was inherited from Oliver North and John Poindexter.  The material is arranged in five series: Subject File, 1982-84; Chronological File, 1982-1984; Country File, 1984; Lebanon Crisis Pre-Planning Group File, 1982-1983; and Middle East Trip File, April 1984.

 

SERIES I: Subject File, 1982-1984 (4.2 l.ft., Boxes 1-13)

 

The Subject File consists of memos, correspondence, cables, reports, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, notes, working papers, press releases, National Security Study Directives, National Security Decision Directives, and publications re military and foreign relations in the Middle East. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject and then chronologically.

 

SERIES II: Chronological File, September 1982- November 1984 (2.8 l.ft., Boxes 14-21)

 

This series consists of memos, correspondence, and notes regarding Dur’s and other NSC staffer’s work in foreign and military affairs in the Middle East. It is arranged chronologically.

 

SERIES III: Country File, 1982-1984 (.875 l.ft., Boxes 22-24)

 

The country file consists of memos, cables, notes, charts, correspondence, and working papers regarding the United States relationships with mostly Middle Eastern countries. It is arranged alphabetically by country and then chronologically.   

 

SERIES IV: Lebanon Crisis Pre-Planning Group File, 1982-1983 (.875 l.ft.,

Boxes 24-26)

 

This series consists of memos, cables, press releases, issue papers, reports, agendas of CPPG and Special Situation Group (SSG) meetings, meeting minutes, re Lebanon.  These materials are actually the work product of Oliver North and John Poindexter, but used by Dur. Both Dur and North were Deputy Directors under Robert Lilac in the NSC Political-Military Affairs Directorate in 1983-1984. This series is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically.

 

SERIES V: Middle East Trip File, April 1984 (.25 l.ft., Box 27)

 

This series consists of memos, cables, reports, and notes, regarding the Poindexter/Murphy Mission to the Gulf States (Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Oman) April 10, 1984April 18, 1984. It is arranged alphabetically and then chronologically. 

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I: Subject File, 1982-1984

 

Box 1

Airstrike – 12/04/1983 [Lebanon]

al-Alawi’s [Omani Minister of State for Foreign Affairs] Visit

ANZUS [Australia, New Zealand, United States] Defense

Aziz, Tariq [Iraqi Foreign Minister-Deputy Prime Minister] Visit

Bahamas – Air Surveillance

Beirut Annex Bombing (1)-(6)

Beirut Redeployment

Bulletproof Vests

Columbian Surveillance

[Commander in Chief, United States Central Command] CINCCENT Bases

Crisis Management

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group] CPPG – Iran/Iraq

Current Saudi Assistance

Defense Activities

[Defense, Department of] DOD Concept Paper “Escalation in the Gulf War”

Defense Policy

East Asia Trip

Eastern Mediterranean Posture

 

Box 2

Egypt Strategic Cooperation (1)-(3)

Egyptian Bases

Energy Implications

Energy Policy

Export Policy toward Iran

Forward Headquarters [Southwest Asia]

Freedom of Navigation (1)-(6)

Global War Game - 1982

Gulf Trip Follow-up

Humanitarian Aid to Lebanon

Intelligence Material (1)(2)

 

Box 3

Intelligence Material (3)(4)

Iran Arms Transfers

IranIraq National Plan of Action

IranIraq Policy (1)-(4)

IranIraq War: Intelligence

Israel – JSAP [Joint Security Assistance Planning] File

Israel - Security Assistance

Jade Tiger, Exercise (1)-(4)

Japanese Defense Program (1)(2)

 

Box 4

Japanese Defense Program (3)(4)

Japanese Initiatives

[Joint Chiefs of Staff] JCS Exercises

[Joint Military-Political Group] JMPG Issues (1)-(10)

Jordan – JMC [Joint Military Commission]

Jordan Arms

Jordan Logistics Program (JLP)

Kelley Report (1) [Defense Commission on Beirut International Airport Terrorist Act 10/23/1983]

 

Box 5

Kelley Report (2)-(3) [Defense Commission on Beirut International Airport Terrorist Act 10/23/1983]

Key Military Issues in Middle East

Korea Exercise

[Law of the Sea] LOS Navigation and Over Flight (1)-(5)

Lebanon (1)-(4)

Lebanon Bombing – October 1983 [10/23/1983 speech to Regional Broadcasters Convention]

Lebanon Policy

Lebanon Reconstruction

Lebanon War Powers Act

Lebanon Withdrawal (1)-(2)

 

Box 6

Lebanon Withdrawal (3)-(12)

 

Box 7

Lebanon Withdrawal II

Lebanon Withdrawal III

[Lebanon - Israel Agreement] (1)(2)

Lebanon – Israeli Withdrawal

Lebanon – Lessons Learned

[Lebanese Armed Forces] LAF Modernization Program

Libyan Airfields at Al Jufra

Long Commission Meeting (1)-(6)

Long Commission Report

 

Box 8

Maritime Strategy (1)(2)

May 17 Agreement [Syria, Lebanon, Israel]

McFarlane-Luce Meeting 03/20/1984

McFarlane-Salem Meeting 05/16/1984

Mediterranean Concept of OPS [Operations]

Middle East Peace Initiative

[Military Coordinating Group] MCG – Saudi Arabia

Mining – Red Sea (1)-(3)

Mirror Image [Exercise]

Moroccan Exercises

Narcotics

[National Security Decision Directive] NSDD-32 [US National Security Strategy]

[National Security Decision Directive] NSDD-99 [US Security Strategy for Near East and South Asia] (1)-(3)

[National Security Decision Directive] NSDD-109/111 Lebanon and the Middle East

[National Security Decision Directive] NSDD-117 [Lebanon]

[National Security Decision Directive] NSDD-123 [Steps in Lebanon]

[National Security Decision Directive] NSDD-128 [Lebanon]

[National Security Decision Directive] NSDD-139 [Measures to Improve US Posture and Readiness to Respond to Developments in Iran-Iraq War]

 

Box 9

[National Security Decision Directive] NSDD-141 [Responding to Escalation in Iran-Iraq War]

[National Security Planning Group] NSPG Meeting 05/17/1984 [Escalation in the Gulf War]

[National Security Planning Group] NSPG Meeting 08/31/1984

[National Security Planning Group] NSPG Meeting 11/01/1984

[National Security Study Directive] NSSD 1-82 [US National Security Strategy]

[National Security Study Directive] NSSD 4-82 [US Strategy for the Near East and Southwest Asia] (1)-(4)

Naval Issues

Naval Policy

Naval Strategies

Naval War College

Navy Study – Reduced RCS [Radar Cross Section]

Newport Trip – January 1983

Nixon/Kissinger Middle East Policies

Non-Paper [Jordan Logistics Planning] [Next Steps in Lebanon]

[North Atlantic Treaty Organization] NATO (10/22/1983-11/16/1982)

[North Atlantic Treaty Organization] NATO (12/20/1982) (1)(2)

[North Atlantic Treaty Organization] NATO (12/22/1982-01/06/1983)

 

Box 10

[North Atlantic Treaty Organization] NATO Strategy

[Nuclear Powered Warships] NPW – Transits of the Suez Canal (1)(2)

Oman Base

Persian Gulf Intelligence Support

Persian Gulf Working Group (PGWG)

Petroleum

Philippines/Defense

Political-Military Consultations with the United Kingdom

Political-Military Reforms

President’s Middle East Peace Initiatives

[Rapid Deployment Force] RDF Bases

[Rapid Deployment Force] RDF Exercises

[Rapid Deployment Force] RDF Improvements

[Rapid Deployment Force] RDF Plans

Reduced Radar Cross Section

Saudi Arms

Saudi Hijack

Second Term Planning

Secretary Defense Posture Statement – 1983 (LEGAL SIZE-SEE BOX 13)

September 20, 1984 Response – Bombing [Beirut] (1)-(3)

Southwest Asia (1)(2)

 

Box 11

Soviet Military Power

Soviet Navy

Soviet Perception of US Deterrent Power in the Persian Gulf (1)(2)

Soviet Strategy

Suez Canal Transits (1)(2)

[Surface to Air Missile] SAM-5 Deployment

Syrian SAM-5 [Surface to Air Missile] (1)-(6)

Stair Step (1)-(3)

Strategic Cooperation with Egypt

 

Box 12

Terms of Reference – Crisis Management

Terrorist Incidents (1)(2)

[T.A.: Jordan]

Unified Command Plan

[Unified Command Plan] UCP/Command Arrangements

US-Oman Bilaterals 10/08/1984-10/09/1984 (1)(2)

US-Soviet Ship Visit Initiative

[United States Central Command] USCENTCOM Bases

US Responses to Escalation in the Iran-Iraq War (1)-(3)

Visit and Search [of US Flag Vessels in Persian Gulf] (1)(2)

 

Box 13 (Legal-Size)

Secretary Defense Posture Statement - 1983

 

SERIES II: Chronological File, September 1982- November 1984

 

Box 14

09/01/1982-10/29/1982

11/02/1982-11/19/1982

11/22/1982-12/15/1982

12/20/1984-01/04/1983

01/07/1983-01/11/1983

01/12/1983-02/04/1983

02/07/1983-02/21/1983

02/23/1983-02/28/1983

03/09/1983 (1)(2)

03/11/1983-03/17/1983

03/18/1983

03/24/1983-03/30/1983

04/01/1983-04/09/1983

04/11/1983-04/14/1983

04/19/1983-04/20/1983

04/21/1983

04/22/1983

04/26/1983

 

Box 15

05/01/1983-05/19/1983

06/07/1983-06/18/1983

06/20/1983-06/22/1983

06/23/1983

06/24/1983

06/27/1983-07/08/1983

07/14/1983

07/16/1983-07/28/1983

08/06/1983-09/09/1983

09/10/1983-09/16/1983

09/19/1983-09/20/1983

09/22/1983-09/27/1983

09/28/1983

09/29/1983

10/04/1983-10/06/1983

10/08/1983-10/11/1983

10/12/1983

10/13/1983

10/14/1983

 

Box 16

10/17/1983-10/19/1983

10/20/1983-10/23/1983

10/24/1983-10/26/1983

10/28/1983

10/29/1983-11/02/1983

11/04/1983-11/05/1983

11/06/1983-11/07/1983

11/09/1983

11/14/1983-11/18/1983

11/19/1983-11/21/1983

11/23/1983

11/25/1983

11/26/1983-11/28/1983

11/30/1983

12/01/1983-12/15/1983

12/16/1983-12/18/1983

12/19/1983-12/23/1983

 

Box 17

01/03/1984-01/09/1984

01/10/1984-01/11/1984

01/13/1984-01/17/1984

01/18/1984

01/19/1984

01/20/1984-01/23/1984

01/24/1984-01/25/1984

01/26/1984

01/30/1984-02/15/1984

02/16/1984-02/17/1984

02/18/1984-02/22/1984

02/23/1984-02/26/1984

02/27/1984

03/05/1984

03/07/1984

03/08/1984-03/12/1984

03/14/1984 (1)(2)

 

Box 18

03/14/1984 (3)

03/20/1984

03/21/1984-03/23/1984

03/29/1984

03/30/1984-04/02/1984

04/03/1984

04/04/1984-04/05/1984

04/09/1984

04/10/1984-04/11/1984

04/17/1984

04/18/1984-04/25/1984

04/26/1984-05/01/1984

05/02/1984-05/03/1984

05/04/1984

05/08/1984

05/09/1984-05/11/1984

05/12/1984-05/15/1984

05/16/1984-05/17/1984

 

Box 19

05/18/1984

05/19/1984-05/21/1984

05/22/1984-05/23/1984

05/24/1984 (1)(2)

05/25/1984

05/29/1984-05/30/1984

05/31/1984

06/06/1984

06/07/1984-06/11/1984

06/15/1984-06/18/1984

06/19/1984-06/20/1984

06/21/1984

06/22/1984

06/25/1984-07/02/1984

07/03/1984-07/05/1984

07/06/1984-07/10/1984

07/11/1984-07/18/1984

 

Box 20

07/21/1984-07/24/1984

07/25/1984-07/27/1984

07/30/1984-08/01/1984

08/03/1984

08/07/1984

08/09/1984-08/13/1984

08/14/1984-08/15/1984

08/16/1984-08/17/1984

08/20/1984-08/23/1984

08/24/1984

08/27/1984

08/29/1984

08/30/1984 (1)(2)

08/31/1984-09/04/1984

09/05/1984

09/06/1984-09/07/1984

09/10/1984 (1)(2)

 

Box 21

09/11/1984-09/12/1984

09/14/1984

09/17/1984-09/20/1984

09/21/1984-09/26/1984

09/27/1984-09/28/1984

10/01/1984-10/02/1984

10/03/1984-10/04/1984

10/05/1984-10/10/1984

10/11/1984-10/12/1984

10/15/1984

10/16/1984

10/17/1984-10/18/1984

10/19/1984-10/20/1984

10/24/1984-10/25/1984

10/30/1984

10/31/1984

11/01/1984-11/08/1984

 

SERIES III: Country File, 1982-84

 

Box 22

Afghanistan

Al Jufrah [Airfield, Libya]

Algeria

Australia

Bahrain

Beirut [Lebanon]

Egypt (1)-(4)

Ethiopia

France

Indonesia

Iran

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Korea

Kuwait

Lebanon

Libya

Libyan/Sidra

Morocco

Oman (1)

 

Box 23

Oman (2)(3)

Pakistan

Philippines

Port Grand: Bahrain

Port Grand: France

Port Grand: Intelligence

Port Grand: Kuwait

Port Grand: Oman (1)(2)

Port Grand: Saudi Arabia

Qatar

Ras Banas [Egypt] (1)-(7)

Saudi Arabia

Solomon Islands

Suez Canal

Syria

 

Box 24

Thailand

Tunisia

United Arab Emirates U.A.E.

Yemen (1)(2)

 

SERIES IV: Lebanon Crisis Pre-Planning Group File, 1982-1983

 

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group] CPPG Members

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group] CPPG – Soviet Action Near East/South West Asia (1)-(8)

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group/Special Situation Group] CPPG/SSG: Iran/Iraq – June-July 1982 (1)-(3)

 

Box 25

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group/Special Situation Group] CPPG/SSG: Lebanon – 06/01/1982-06/06/1982 (1)-(4)

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group/Special Situation Group] CPPG/SSG: Lebanon – 06/01/1982-06/16/1982) (1)-(5)

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group/Special Situation Group] CPPG/SSG: Lebanon06/10/1982 (1)(2)

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group/Special Situation Group] CPPG/SSG: Lebanon – 06/11/1982-06/13/1982 (1)-(4)

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group/Special Situation Group] CPPG/SSG: Lebanon – 06/14/1982-06/30/1982 (1)-(4)

 

Box 26

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group/Special Situation Group] CPPG/SSG: Lebanon – 06/14/1982-06/30/1982 (5)(6)

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group/Special Situation Group] CPPG/SSG: Lebanon – 07/01/1982-07/06/1982 (1)-(4)

[Crisis Pre-Planning Group/Special Situation Group] CPPG/SSG: Lebanon – 07/07/1982-07/20/1982 (1)-(6)

Lebanon – August 1983

Lebanon Crisis Material from Poindexter – 06/04/198207/06/1982 (1)(2)

 

SERIES V: Middle East Trip File, April 1984

 

Box 27

Middle East Trip (April 1984) Delegation: Egypt [empty]

Middle East Trip (April 1984) Delegation: France

Middle East Trip (April 1984) Delegation: General Information (1)-(4)

Middle East Trip (April 1984) Delegation: Intelligence

Middle East Trip (April 1984) Delegation: Oman

Middle East Trip (April 1984) Delegation: Saudi Arabia (1)-(4)

Notebook – Middle East Trip, 04/10/1984-04/17/1984 (1)(2)