This collection was made available via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The FOIA request was for records relating to the Republic of Korea (ROK), commonly called South Korea; and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly called North Korea. Specifically the request was for: U.S-South Korea summit talks and bilateral relations, North Korea’s nuclear programs, the advancement of U.S.-North Korea bilateral relations, the South Korean economic crisis in 1997, and U.S.-South Korea mutual defense agreements. This first segment begins with the White House Office of Records Management CF files of Counselor David Gergen and ends with the National Security Council’s Office of the National Security Advisor. Due to the highly sensitive nature of foreign relations with North Korean as well as South Korean and U.S. national security, a large number of these records are closed for national security reasons.
Counselor’s Office, Council of Economic Advisors, National Economic Council, National Security Council