Soviet Union, June 1972-August 1974
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012 - History - 1095 pages
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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These frequent meetings and discussions allowed the United States and the Soviet Union to avoid open conflict and , to the extent possible , cooperate on managing crises around the world . Taken as a whole , the five Soviet Union ...
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... a firm assurance of the time that the Soviet Delegation would be spending in Hanoi it might be possible to add some additional restrictions but in any case it would be impossible to halt U.S. air activity throughout North Vietnam .
If this indeed turns out to be the case , it should be possible to make progress , since , as you know , we for our part are prepared to give full weight to the views and proposals of the other side .
On July 15 , Jeanne Davis sent Timmons a proposed reply to Senator Taft on the Shapiro case ( Tab B ) , and it is possible that these memos have crossed . As noted in the proposed reply , the President has great sympathy for Mrs.