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Reference FCO 82/203
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Unauthorised release of classified information to press from Government in United States (1972)
Description Discussion of the White House Executive Order which includes provision for the automatic downgrading and de-classification of documents. US and UK information and opinions have always been exchanged on a basis of confidence. Concerns over new regulations altering the conditions under which UK and US exchanges have proceeded. Included in the documents are reports of the trial of Anthony Russo and Daniel Ellsberg concerning the publication of the Pentagon Papers.
Date 1972
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America
Countries United States, United Kingdom
Places Africa; Alaska; Asia; Australia; Bangladesh; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; Chile; China; Cuba; Egypt; Europe; France; Hanoi; India; Indonesia; Iran; Israel; Japan; Jordan; Korea; Laos; Mediterranean; Middle East; New Zealand; Pakistan; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Sudan; Suez Canal; Syria; Thailand; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Ashbrook, John M; Askew, Reubin; Brezhnev, Leonid; Bush, George H W; Connally, John B; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Heath, Edward; Kissinger, Henry; Kosygin, Alexey; McCarthy, Eugene J; Mills, Wilbur; Nixon, Richard M; Nol, Lon; Overton, Hugh; Pompidou, Georges Jean Raymond; Wilson, Harold
Topics Aid; Arab; Armed services; Arms; British Embassy; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Communist; Congress; Crime; Defence; Demonstrations; Department of State; Domino theory; Draft; Economy; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); foreign policy; Health; Japanese; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; organisation; Pacification; Paris Peace Talks; Pentagon; Pentagon Papers; Presidential Primaries; Republican Party; State Department; Strikes; Supreme Court; Textiles; The Nine; Trade; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; United Nations National Security Council; Vice President; Vietnam War; Vietnamization; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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