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Reference FCO 82/290
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Visits of US Senators and Congressmen to the UK (1973)
Description Visit by Senator J. William Fulbright and Congressman Hayes to the UK to attend the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meeting. Biography of Fulbright and interview of Fulbright by Michio Nagai, Editorial Writer of the Asahi Shimbun on the maintenance of American troops in Germany and in Europe and the Senator's desire for the withdrawal of US conventional forces from Europe and other overseas commitments. Discussion on Nuclear compensation for Western Europe in the wake of US forces withdrawal from Europe. Report on Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and its funding. Report on the Fulbright Scholarship scheme and its 25 anniversary celebrations. Report of visit to UK of Senator Mansfield. Visit of US Congressman Peter Frelinghuysen to the UK to attend the Ariel Foundation meeting on the Middle East. Frelinghuysen is a Republican member of the European sub-Committee of the House of Representatives committee on Foreign Affairs. Visits of Senators McGovern and James Buckley to the UK. A biography of Buckley is included. Buckley met with Sir Thomas Brimelow and made it clear he was concerned there should be no run-down of American commitment to the defence of Europe and no false illusions about the likely success of CSCE and MBFR. Buckley also professed worries about SALT regarding pressure in Congress to reduce R & D expenditure in critical areas.
Date 1973
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region Europe
Countries United Kingdom, United States, Germany
Places Britain; Canada; China; East of Suez; Eastern Europe; Europe; France; Germany; Ireland; Israel; Japan; Middle East; Northern Ireland; Pakistan; Russia; Soviet Union; Spain; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam
People Amery, Julian; Brezhnev, Leonid; Brimelow, Thomas; Buckley, James; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas-Home, Sir Alec; Frelinghuysen, Peter; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Hays, Wayne; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Kennedy, Edward Moore
Topics Aid; Armed services; British Embassy; CIA (Central Intelligence Agency); Communist; Congress; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of Commerce; Department of State; Detente; East-West relations; Education; Environment; European integration; FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation); foreign policy; Home Office; Inflation; Isolationism; Japanese; Ministry of Defence; Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR); North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Pentagon; Pollution; Protectionist; Republican Party; State Department; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Treasury; troops; Urban Affairs; Watergate; White House; withdrawal; Year of Europe
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