Soviet Union, June 1972-August 1974
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity of the United States Government.
This volume is part of a subseries of the Foreign Relations of the United States that documents the most significant foreign policy issues and major decisions of the administrations of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. Five volumes in this subseries, volumes XII through XVI, cover U.S. relations with the Soviet Union. This specific volume documents United States policy toward Soviet Union from June 1972 until August 1974, following closely the development of the administration's policy of Détente and culminating with President Nixon's resignation in August 1974.
This volume continues the practice of covering U.S.-Soviet relations in a global context, highlighting conflict and collaboration between the two superpowers in the era of Détente. Chronologically, it follows volume XIV, Soviet Union, October 1971- May 1972, which documents the May 1972 Moscow Summit between President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. This volume includes numerous direct personal communications between Nixon and Brezhnev covering a host of issues, including clarifying the practical application of the SALT I and ABM agreements signed in Moscow. Other major themes covered include the war in Indochina, arms control, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSE), commercial relations and most-favored-nation status, grain sales, the emigration of Soviet Jews, Jackson-Vanik legislation, and the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
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In fact , Kosygin had said to him that it was obvious that Rogers didn't know what he was talking about and that unless Kissinger got involved , Kosygin did not have too much confidence . I asked Dobrynin about the plan to send Podgorny ...
... without any specific indications of real progress , other than an obvious reference to the fact that Hanoi is willing to enter into give - and - take secret negotiatons during which our positions would be carefully considered .
At the same time , as we can see , many — both in our countries and in others - while giving due credit to what has been accomplished , pay attention also to the fact that there still remain dangerous hotbeds of tension in the world .
He pointed out what Dobrynin considers to be three significant portions of the paragraph on Vietnam : ( a ) The fact that the North Vietnamese had agreed to resume both private and plenary sessions in Paris .
Peterson refers to the fact that the President also stated that he and Brezhnev share a desire to take the long view and the broad view but to combine it with taking very concrete , forward steps . The President likes big steps .