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Reference FCO 7/1420
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Ambassador's fortnightly newsletter (1969)
Description Ambassador's newsletters covers the American economy, Nixon's measures for curbing inflation, recession, unemployment and concerns over a breakdown in law and order: The Vietnam War and the antiwar movement, Richard Nixon's silent majority and plans for a honorable withdrawal. The popular support for Spiro Agnew. The Senate rejecting President Nixon's nomination of Judge Clement Haynsworth Jr to the Supreme Court. Space exploration and NASA. The inquiry into the My Lai Massacre. Comment on Richard Nixon's authority as a newly elected president and the Gallup Polls. The Supreme Court and desegregation of schools under Chief Justice Warren Earl Burger. New York mayoral elections, polls suggest that John Lindsay will be re-elected. Race plays a big factor in the Mayoral elections in Cleveland and Detroit. Federal Reserve and taxation. Discussion regarding reforming the unpopular draft. Race in the armed services. Paris Peace talks and Henry Kissinger. Nixon Doctrine delivered in Guam. Nixon's domestic policy proposals on race, poverty and drugs.
Date 1969
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States, Vietnam, Guam
Places Algiers; Asia; Chile; Colombia; Europe; Hanoi; Laos; Latin America; Okinawa; Peru; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Spain; United Kingdom; United States of America; Venezuela; Vietnam
People Burger, Warren Earl; Burns, Arthur; Green, Marshall; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Haynsworth, Clement jnr; Humphrey, Hubert; Kennedy, David Matthew; Kennedy, Edward Moore; Kennedy, Robert F; Kraft, Joseph; Lindsay, John; Mao Zedong; McCarthy, Eugene J; Meany, George; Mills, Wilbur; Powell, Adam Clayton jnr; Scott, Hugh; Wallace, George; Wiggin, Charles D; Williams, Anthony
Topics Aid; Armed services; Arms; Black Panthers; Black Power; British Embassy; Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; Civil rights; Communist; Congress; Council of Economic Advisers; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Demonstrations; Department of State; Desegregation; Domino theory; Draft; Drugs; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Federal Reserve; foreign policy; Health; Inflation; Law and Order; Mayoral elections; Mid-Term elections; Military appropriations; NASA; Oil; organisation; Payments; Pentagon; Pollution; Poverty; Price controls; Race; Recession; Republican Party; Segregation; Shipping; Silent majority; Space exploration; Special Committee on Latin American Co-ordination (CECLA); State Department; Strikes; Supreme Court; Taxation; Taxes; The Nine; Trade; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Vietnam War; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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