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Reference FCO 82/316
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Defence policy of the USA (Trident) (1973)
Description US defence budget reductions. The Defense appropriations Bill passed by the House of Representatives provides a total of $74.5 billion in appropriations, a reduction of $2.75 billion from the Administration's budget request of $77.25 billion. Principle changes to the Administration's request were the deletion of $628 million in R & D funds, the termination of the site Defense ABM prototype demonstration programme, a$240 million reduction in the Trident submarine programme and a reduction of 5-10,000, in the end-year strength of active duty personnel.
Date 1973
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States
Places Africa; Asia; Cambodia; China; Egypt; Europe; France; Greece; Hanoi; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Korea; Kuwait; Laos; Middle East; Mideast; Saudi Arabia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Cromer, 3rd Earl of
Topics Aid; Armed services; Arms; Balance of Payments; Bank of England; British Embassy; Burden sharing; Congress; Defence; Department of Defense; Department of State; Detente; Economy; Energy; European Security; foreign policy; Inflation; Military Procurement Bill; Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV); Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; organisation; Payments; Pentagon; State Department; Strikes; Taxes; Trade; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; Wages; War Powers Resolution; Warsaw Pact; White House; withdrawal
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