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Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs Release of Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXXV, National Security Policy, 1973-1976


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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 31, 2014

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The Department of State released today Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXXV, National Security Policy, 1973–1976.

This volume is part of a Foreign Relations subseries that documents the most important foreign policy issues of the Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford presidential administrations. The focus of this volume is on the formulation and implementation of U.S. national security policy primarily vis-à-vis the Soviet Union and, to a lesser extent, the People's Republic of China during Nixon's abbreviated second term in office and Ford's subsequent administration. It also documents intelligence and its role in the policy process, as well as the Ford administration's efforts to bolster U.S. telecommunications security. Finally, the volume presents documents on the Hughes Glomar Explorer, the centerpiece of a secret mission organized by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to raise a Soviet submarine sunk in the Pacific Ocean.

This volume was compiled and edited by M. Todd Bennett. The volume and this press release are available on the Office of the Historian website at http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76v35. Copies of the volume will be available for purchase from the U.S. Government Printing Office online at http://bookstore.gpo.gov (GPO S/N 044-000-02655-4; ISBN 978-0-16-091718-9), or by calling toll-free 1-866-512-1800 (D.C. area 202-512-1800). For further information, contact history@state.gov.

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