Foreign Relations of the United States: 1969-1976, V. 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1969-1972
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This volume is part of a subseries of volumes of the Foreign Relations series that documents the most important issues in the foreign policy of the administration of Richard M. Nixon. The subseries will present a documentary record of major foreign policy decisions and actions of President Nixon's administration. This volume documents the intellectual assumptions underlying the foreign policy decisions made by the administration.
President Nixon had a strong interest in foreign policy and he and his assistant for National Security Affairs, Henry Kissinger managed many of the more important aspects of foreign policy from the White House. Nixon and Kissinger shared a well-defined general perception of world affairs. The editors of the volume sought to present a representative selection of documents chosen to develop the primary intellectual themes that ran through and animated the administration's foreign policy. The documents selected focus heavily upon the perspectives of Nixon and Kissinger but also include those of Secretary of State Rogers, Secretary of Defense Laird, Under Secretary of State Richardson and others.
High school students and above may be interested in this volume for research on U.S. foreign policy and the Richard Nixon administration. Additionally, political scientists, and international relations scholars may also be interested in this volume. High School, academic, and public libraries should include this primary source reference in foreign policy, social studies, and U.S. history collections.
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This note also provides the background of important documents and policies and indicates whether the President or his ... Editorial notes and additional annotation summarize pertinent material not printed in the volume , indicate the ...
... 2111 note ) , the National Archives and Records Administration ( NARA ) has custody of the Nixon Presidential historical materials . The requirements of the PRMPA and implementing regulations govern access to the Nixon Presidential ...
The editors are confident , on the basis of the research conducted in preparing this volume and as a result of the declassification review process described above , that the documentation and editorial notes presented here provide an ...
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Editorial Note The intellectual assumptions on which the foreign policy of the Nixon administration was based were established , in large measure , by President Nixon and his Assistant for National Security Affairs , Henry Kissinger .