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Reference FCO 7/1820
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Briefs for Prime Minister Wilson's visit to United States of America in January (1970)
Description Brief by Foreign and Commonwealth Office on Hudson's Bay Company, Nimrod, Defence Training Areas, Agricultural Trade Problems, Cotton Textiles, Trade in Heavy Electrical Plant, Industrial Development Incentives, Air Services Matters, Canadian Royal Commission on prices of Tractors, Sino-Canadian Talks, Chinese Foreign policy and internal situation, Sino-British relations, Internal situation in the US. Brief by MAFF on agricultural trade problems between the UK and Canada. Brief by the Board of Trade on UK/Canada trade, Industrial Development Incentives, Air Services matters UK exports and imports. Annual review for 1969 and the President's main tasks ahead including the need to make political gains in the mid-term elections, extricate the US from Vietnam, the growing problem of law and order, need to control and reduce inflation, race relations and West European security and defence. Brief on the internal situation in Canada and inflation. Brief on Personalities and organisation in the US including Members of the Cabinet of the President. Biographies of Vice-President Spiro Agnew, Secretary for Health, Education and Welfare Mr. Robert Finch, Secretary for Agriculture Dr. Clifford Hardin, Secretary of the Treasury Mr. David Kennedy, Secretary for Defence Mr. Melvin R Laird, Attorney General Mr. John Mitchell, Secretary of State Mr. William P. Rogers, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Mr. George Romney, Secretary of Labor Dr. George Shultz, Secretary of Commerce Mr. Maurice Stans, Secretary of Transportation Mr. John volpe. Biographies of other personalities include Dr. Arthur Burns, Assistant Secretary of State (East Asia-Pacific Affairs) Mr. Marshall Green, Assistant Secretary of State (European Affairs) Mr. Martin J Hillenbrand, Under Secretary for Political State Department Mr. U. Alexis Johnson, President of the American Foundation on Automation and Employment Mr. Theodore Woodrow Kheel, Secretary/Treasurer, AFL-CIO Mr. Joseph Lane Kirkland, National Security Council staff, White House Mr. Henry Kissinger, Mayor of New York City John Lindsay, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Mr. Paul McCracken, Mr. William McChesney Martin, Mr. Robert Mayo, President, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organisations Mr. George Meany, Counsellor to the President Dr. Patrick Moynihan, Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs) Mr. David Newsom, Deputy Secretary of Defence Mr. David Packard, Assistant Secretary of State (International Organisations) Mr. Samuel De Palma, Under-Secretary of State Mr. Elliot Richardson, Assistant Secretary in the State Department (Near East and South Asian affairs) Mr. Joseph Sisco, Secretary for Monetary Affairs Mr. Paul Volcker, Under Secretary, US Treasury Mr. Charles Walker.
Date 1970
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Asia Pacific, Europe
Countries United States, United Kingdom, China, Canada, Vietnam
Places Abu Dhabi; Africa; Argentina; Asia; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belgium; Brazil; Britain; Cambodia; Canada; Caribbean; Chile; China; Cuba; Cyprus; Denmark; Europe; Fiji; France; Geneva; Germany; Gibraltar; Greece; Guyana; Honduras; India; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Italy; Japan; Kuwait; Laos; Latin America; Libya; Malta; Mediterranean; Mexico; Middle East; Netherlands; New Zealand; Nigeria; Pakistan; Persian Gulf; Poland; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; South Africa; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; Spain; Thailand; Union of Arab Emirates; United Kingdom; United States of America; Venezuela; Vietnam; Western Hemisphere; Yugoslavia
People Burger, Warren Earl; Burns, Arthur; De Palma, Samuel; Finch, Robert H; Freeman, John; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Hardin, Clifford; Hillenbrand, Martin J; Johnson, Alexis; Kennedy, David Matthew; Kennedy, Robert F; Kheel, Theodore Woodrow; Kirkland, Joseph Lane; Kissinger, Henry; Kosygin, Alexey; Laird, Melvin R; McCracken, Paul; Meany, George; Mitchell, John; Moynihan, Daniel; Moynihan, Patrick; Packard, David; Peterson, Rudolph A; Phouma, Prince Souvanna; Reagan, Ronald; Richardson, Elliot; Sharp, Mitchell; Sisco, Joseph; Stans, Maurice; Thant, U; Volcker, Paul; Walker, Charles; Wilson, Harold; Zhou Enlai
Topics Agriculture; Aid; Anglo-Malaysian Defence Agreement; Arab; Armed services; Arms; Balance of Payments; Bank of England; Black Power; British Embassy; Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers; Chemical and Biological Warfare; Civil rights; Communist; Congress; Council of Economic Advisers; Council of Europe; Crime; Defence; Department of Commerce; Department of State; Desegregation; Detente; Disarmament; Draft; Drugs; East-West relations; Economic policy; Economy; Education; Elections; Energy; Environment; Exports; Federal Reserve; foreign policy; Health; Inflation; Intelsat; International Civil Aviation Organisation; International Control Commissions; Japanese; Law and Order; Levies; Lockheed; Mid-Term elections; Nimrod; Nixon Doctrine; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Nuclear Weapons; Oil; organisation; Ostpolitik; Payments; Pentagon; Pollution; Poverty; Price controls; Protectionism; Protectionist; Recession; Segregation; Senatorial; Shipping; Silent majority; State Department; State of the Union Message; Strategic Arms Limitation Treaties; Strikes; Supreme Court; Tariffs; Taxation; Taxes; Textiles; The Nine; Trade; Trade Bill; Trade policy; Treasury; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; United States Navy; Urban Affairs; Vice President; Vietnam War; Welfare; White House; withdrawal
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