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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I believe you are aware that certain aspects of the agreement , especially those dealing with offensive weapons , are viewed by some in this country as disadvantageous to the United States . While I am convinced that the " freeze ...
He cited the possible understanding on non - use of nuclear weapons as an example . ? Source : National Archives , Nixon Presidential Materials , NSC Files , Box 494 , President's Trip Files , Dobrynin / Kissinger , Vol . 12.
... One of the questions which were not completed during our meeting with you in Moscow is the question of concluding a Treaty between the United States and the Soviet Union on the mutual non - use of nuclear weapons .
Nuclear Understanding Dobrynin then handed me a letter from Brezhnev ( Tab Al ? and the draft treaty ( Tab B ] on renunciation of the use of nuclear weapons . The draft had been adjusted so that now NATO allies would be covered but ...
On the same day , Senator Henry M. Jackson ( D - WA ) substituted his own version of a resolution approving the U.S. - Soviet Interim Agreement on limiting offensive strategic nuclear weapons , i.e. the SALT agreement .