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Reference FCO 82/410
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Internal political situation in USA (including valedictory despatch by Lord Cromer) (1974)
Description Watergate scandal has put the President in danger of impeachment but is still second to the energy crisis and the scarcity of oil. Discussion of Vice-President Gerald Ford as the possible successor in the event of President Nixon's impeachment. A biography of Ford is included along with his voting record and stance on polices such as the UN, the Soviet Union, China, Indo-China, Canada/Energy, the Middle-East, NATO, Schlesinger with support in Congress had been challenging Kissinger's authority on the main issues of East/West relations, from SALT to the meaning of detente. Report on Kissinger's involvement with Watergate and the plumbers. Report on Pentagon spying on the Nation Security Council. Reports on the US cities of Atlanta, Detroit. The President's state of the Union message in which he reiterated his desire to establish a Department of Energy and Natural Resources. The President called on Congress to pass the Trade Reform Act while only supporting the provisions relating to the treatment for certain Communist countries. The President called for continued efforts to reform the International Payments System and on energy he stated his objective to reduce oil prices. On foreign policy the President will continue responsibility in Vietnam, persevere in negotiations with the Soviet Union on SALT and MBFR, the Middle East cease-fire and the Soviet Union's assistance, the adjustment of relationships with allies, the Trade Reform Bill and the need to persevere in international monetary investment and trade negotiations and the need for increased defence expenditure.
Date 1974
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries China, Soviet Union, United States
Places Africa; Alaska; Argentina; Asia; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; China; Colombia; Egypt; Europe; France; Geneva; Hanoi; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Latin America; Libya; Mediterranean; Mexico; Micronesia; Middle East; Pakistan; Rhodesia; Russia; Saudi Arabia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Syria; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Western Hemisphere
People Agnew, Spiro; Albert, Carl; Ash, Roy; Brennan, Peter J; Brezhnev, Leonid; Bush, George H W; Casey, William J; Clements, William P; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Dean, John W III; Dent, Frederick B; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Ford, Gerald; Goodell, Charles; Gray, L Patrick III; Harlow, Bryce; Ho Chi Minh; Ikle, Fred C; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Kissinger, Henry; Laird, Melvin R; Mansfield, Mike; Mitchell, John; Nixon, Richard M; Overton, Hugh; Reagan, Ronald; Richardson, Elliot; Rush, Kenneth; Scott, Hugh; Stein, Herbert; Wales, HRH the Prince of; Weinberger, Caspar W; Young, Andrew; Ziegler, Ronald
Topics Agriculture; Aid; American Revolution Bicentennial; Arab; Armed services; Arms; Atomic Energy Commission; Balance of Payments; British Embassy; British Foreign Policy; Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Civil rights; Coal; Common Market; Communist; Congress; Congressional Relations; Conservation; Council of Economic Advisers; Council on Environmental Quality; Crime; Defence; Demonstrations; Department of Defense; Department of State; Department of the Interior; Desegregation; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; Drugs; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; Exports; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); Federal Reserve; Federal Trade Commission; foreign policy; General Motors; Great Powers; Health; Hijacking; Impeachment; Inflation; International Monetary Fund; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Japanese; Kidnapping; Lockheed; Mid-Term elections; Ministry of Defence; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); NASA; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Office of Management and Budget; Oil; organisation; Paris Peace Talks; Payments; Pentagon; Plumbers; Pollution; Poverty; Price controls; Race; Recession; Republican Party; Segregation; Senatorial; Space exploration; State Department; State of the Union Message; Strikes; Supreme Court; Tariffs; Taxation; Taxes; Terrorism; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Trade policy; Trade Reform Bill; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Vietnam War; Vietnamization; Wages; Warsaw Pact; Watergate; Welfare; White House; wire-tapping; withdrawal; World Food Conference; Year of Europe
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