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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He stated “ that as far as the problems of military defense , except for the threat of a major power involving nuclear weapons , the United States is going to encourage and has the right to expect that this problem will be handled by ...
Communist China within five years will have a significant deliverable nuclear capability . Finally , let us look at American prestige : Twenty years ago , after our great World War II victory , we were respected throughout the world .
... to continue to disintegrate , Germany , denied the right to develop nuclear weapons , will be left defenseless in the heart of Europe and the Soviet Union , holding the pawn of East Germany , will have a tempting diplomatic target .
They looked down the nuclear gunbarrel in the Cuban confrontation . The Soviet leaders today have three major foreign policy objectives : They are still Communists and they are committed to the goal of a Communist world ; they are ...
This is important not only from the respective national standpoints , but also from the standpoint of avoiding nuclear collision . Nations not possessing great power can indulge in the luxury of criticism of others ; those possessing it ...