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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As we enter this last third of the twentieth century the hopes of the world rest with America . Whether peace and freedom survive in the world depends on American leadership . Never has a nation had more advantages to lead .
One can hope that even India might finally be persuaded to give its support , having itself been the target of overt Chinese aggression , and still cherishing as it does a desire to play a substantial role beyond its own borders .
But there is solid ground for hope . The successful Asian nations have been writing extraordinary records . To call their performance an economic miracle would be something of a semantic imprecision ; it would also be a disservice .
I think that we have to have hope in that regard . If we don't , conflict is inevitable , and I think that the Soviet Union is going to some day come to the conclusion that they have to get along with the rest of the world and with us ...
So I have hope in that regard . ” Later in the hearing , the discussion turned to a similar concern when Senator Jacob Javits of New York asked for Rogers ' views on the possibility of reconciliation with China : “ The other thing I ...