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Reference FCO 82/173
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Presidential Elections of 1972 in United States (1972)
Description Report on Senator George McGovern's campaign for the Presidency. Record of a conversation between Dr Abram Chayes, Senator McGovern's foreign affairs adviser with Mr H. A. A. Hankey on the question of US troop reductions in Europe, the Soviet Union and negotiations on CSCE, MBFR and SALT II as well as US isolationism and the importance of Europe doing more for its own defence. Difference between McGovern's and Nixon's foreign policy including the Nixon Doctrine and the policy of retrenchment and McGovern favouring a greater level of retrenchment. Note of a meeting between the Scretary of State Lord Carrington and Chayes in which Carrington said that he and his NATO colleague were concerned about McGovern's attitude to defence matters which Chayes emphasised that McGovern was not an isolationist. Discussions included SALT II, MBFR NATO and the French involvement in European defence.
Date 1972
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries Soviet Union, United States
Places Africa; Alaska; Asia; Bangladesh; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; China; Cuba; Cyprus; Czechoslovakia; Denmark; Eastern Europe; Egypt; Europe; France; Germany; Greece; Hanoi; India; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Korea; Laos; Latin America; Mediterranean; Mexico; Middle East; Netherlands; Northern Ireland; Okinawa; Pakistan; Persian Gulf; Poland; Rhodesia; Russia; South Africa; South Vietnam; Southern Africa; Soviet Union; Suez Canal; Thailand; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Western Hemisphere; Yugoslavia
People Agnew, Spiro; Brandt, Willy; Bronheim, David; Buckley, James; Chayes, Abram; Connally, John B; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Drower, Bill; Elliott, Anthony; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Hattersley, Roy; Hickel, Walter Joseph; Humphrey, Hubert; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Kissinger, Henry; Laird, Melvin R; MacGregor, Clark; Mansfield, Mike; Mao Zedong; McCarthy, Eugene J; McCloskey, Paul N jnr; McGovern, George; Mills, Wilbur; Mitchell, John; Nixon, Richard M; Shriver, Sargent; Truman, Harry S.; Wilson, Harold
Topics Aid; Arab; Arms; Balance of Payments; Bank of England; British Embassy; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); Common Market; Communist; Concorde; Conference on European Security (CES); Congress; Crime; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of State; Desegregation; Detente; Disarmament; Domino theory; Draft; Economic policy; Economy; EDIP (NATO Defence Programme); Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; European Security; Exports; Expropriation; Federal Reserve; foreign policy; Great Powers; Health; Inflation; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Isolationism; Japanese; Labour Party; Law and Order; Ministry of Defence; Multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle (MIRV); Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); Narcotics; NASA; Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Ostpolitik; Payments; Pentagon; Poverty; Price controls; Protectionist; Race; Refugees; Republican Party; Senatorial; Space exploration; State Department; Supreme Court; Tariffs; Taxation; Taxes; Textiles; The Nine; Trade; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Vietnam War; Wages; Warsaw Pact; Watergate; Welfare; Western European Union; White House; withdrawal
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