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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Such operations should not include armed conflict by recognized military forces , espionage , counter - espionage , and cover and deception for military operations . " The Office of Policy Coordination ( OPC ) , newly established in the ...
The latter limited the overall level of strategic offensive missile forces . For the text of the SALT treaties , see Department of State Bulletin , June 26 , 1972 , pp . 918–921 . > However , even before that I believe we should ...
... security and cooperation and of preparatory talks aimed at negotiations on reciprocal reductions of armed forces and armaments , ' first of all in Central Europe where the military concentrations on both sides are the greatest .
Jackson's resolution also contained an admonition that if Moscow took any steps — even ones permitted under the Interim Agreement — that endangered U.S. strategic forces , “ this would be ground for abrogating the agreement .
Now a few words on the question of reduction of armed forces and armaments in Europe . We together with our allies have always attached importance to this problem , have undertaken appropriate initiatives and at the present time ...