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Reference FCO 82/541
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Dr Henry Kissinger: US Secretary of State (1975)
Description Dr Henry Kissinger's speeches. Foundations of US foreign policy. Relations with America's allies. Detente. East-West relations. James R Schlesinger and his dismissal as US Secretary of Defense in November 1975 following differences with Kissinger. Aftermath of the Schlesinger and Pike affairs. Paul N ("Pete") McCloskey's disclosures and his anti- Vietnam War stance; his repeated attacks on Kissinger. Middle East. Attacks on Kissinger by his political opponents. Hostility towards Kissinger in the US Congress. SALT. Tours throughout the US by Kissinger. Views of Joe Allsop. Ditchley Park Conference. The 1976 Presidential campaign. Views as to how long Kissinger may keep his tenure at the US State Department. Kissinger's methods and an assessment of "the Kissinger Style" by British officials. The ANZUS Council Meeting in April 1975 and Kissinger's Statement to the ANZUS Council. Vietnam and South East Asia. Views of Australia, New Zealand and other Commonwealth countries. Communist take over of Saigon. Anglo-American relations. Middle East negotiations. Speech by Senator Lloyd Bentsen on 6 February 1975. Breakdown of Middle East talks and threat to Kissinger's future position. British internal notes and position papers on "Doubts about Kissinger" in March 1975. Discussions by British officials and perceived decline in Kissinger's standing and reputation.
Date 1975
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries Australia, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom
Places Africa; Asia; Australia; Cambodia; Canada; Chile; China; Cyprus; Ecuador; Egypt; Europe; Geneva; Germany; Greece; Hanoi; India; Indonesia; Iran; Israel; Japan; Korea; Latin America; Lima; Mediterranean; Mexico; Middle East; Mideast; Netherlands; New Zealand; Nigeria; Persian Gulf; Russia; Saudi Arabia; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Spain; Suez Canal; Syria; Thailand; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Venezuela; Vietnam
People Bentsen, Lloyd D; Brezhnev, Leonid; Brimelow, Thomas; Callaghan, James; Ford, Gerald; Kissinger, Henry; Laird, Melvin R; Nixon, Richard M; Nol, Lon; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Richardson, Elliot; Rockefeller, Nelson; Winston Lord
Topics Agriculture; Aid; ANZUS Council Meeting; Arab; Arms; British Embassy; Communist; Congress; Congressional Relations; Defence; Department of Defense; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Domino theory; Draft; Economic policy; Economy; Elections; Energy; Environment; foreign policy; Great Powers; Health; Inflation; Isolationism; Ministry of Defence; Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; Presidential candidates; Recession; Republican Party; Special Representative of Trade Negotiations; State Department; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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