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Reference FCO 82/421
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Foreign policy of USA (1974)
Description Washington despatch on detente. US press comments on President Nixon's visit to Soviet Union which was described as worthwhile though the results were meagre. In the Strategic Arms field, President Nixon did not sacrifice American Security or neglect the need to avoid a new arms race. President Nixon's Summit talks in Moscow in which the Washington post was critical over the failure to reach agreement to limit the development of MIRVs, attributing this in part to the President's lack of authority, as a result of Watergate, to overrule the Pentagon. The New York Times comments on Nixon's relationship with Leonid Brezhnev. Included is the text of a press conference held by Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, in Moscow, as well as highlights from a press conference given by Defense Secretary James Schlesinger and the Director of the US Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, Fred C. Ikle. Kissinger gives a brief summary of the summit, the objective of it to prevent the nuclear arms race and the arms race in general from dominating international affairs and the agreements that have arisen from SALT.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries Soviet Union, United States
Places Abu Dhabi; Africa; Algiers; Argentina; Asia; Australia; Bangladesh; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; Caribbean; Ceylon; Chile; China; Colombia; Cuba; Eastern Europe; Egypt; Europe; France; Geneva; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Hanoi; India; Indonesia; Iran; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Korea; Kuwait; Laos; Latin America; Lebanon; Mediterranean; Mexico; Middle East; Mideast; Okinawa; Pakistan; Panama; Rhodesia; Russia; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Spain; Suez Canal; Syria; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Western Hemisphere
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Buckley, James; Callaghan, James; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Ehrlichman, John D; Ikle, Fred C; Kakuei Tanaka; Kissinger, Henry; Mao Zedong; McNamara, Robert S; Mitchell, John; Nguyen Van Thieu; Ramsbotham, Sir Peter; Richardson, Elliot; Russell, Mark; Sadat, Muhammad Anwar Al; Schlesinger, James; Scott, Hugh; Thanat; Unger, Leonard; Zhou Enlai
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Arab; Arms; Atomic Energy Commission; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; Burden sharing; Campus Violence; Civil rights; Coal; Common Market; Communist; Congress; Conservation; Defence; Democratic Party; Demonstrations; Department of State; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; Drugs; East-West relations; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; Exports; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); foreign policy; General Motors; Great Powers; Health; Hijacking; Impeachment; Inflation; International Monetary Fund; Isolationism; Japanese; Mid-Term elections; Military Procurement Bill; Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV); Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); Mutual force reductions; Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Payments; Pentagon; Plumbers; Pollution; Poverty; Protectionism; Protectionist; Race; Recession; Shipping; State Department; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Terrorism; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Trade policy; Trade Reform Bill; Treasury; Troop withdrawal; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations General Assembly; United Nations National Security Council; United States Navy; Vice President; Vietnam War; Wages; Warsaw Pact; Watergate; Welfare; White House; withdrawal; World Food Conference; Year of Europe
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