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The Resource Foreign relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume 34, National security policy, 1969-1972, M. Todd Bennett, editor ; general editor: Edward C. Keefer

Foreign relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume 34, National security policy, 1969-1972, M. Todd Bennett, editor ; general editor: Edward C. Keefer

Label
Foreign relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume 34, National security policy, 1969-1972
Title
Foreign relations of the United States, 1969-1976
Title number
Volume 34
Title part
National security policy, 1969-1972
Statement of responsibility
M. Todd Bennett, editor ; general editor: Edward C. Keefer
Title variation
National security policy, 1969-1972
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume documents U.S. national security policy in the context of the Vietnam War and the changing Cold War strategic balance between the United States and the Soviet Union. When President Richard Nixon assumed office in January 1969, he was confronted with the fact that the United States no longer held commanding military superiority over its superpower rival. Since the end of his stint as Vice President in 1961, the Soviets had achieved a rough strategic parity that left the United States with "significant vulnerabilities" vis-à-vis the USSR. This volume documents the Nixon administration's efforts to grapple with this new strategic situation and provides coverage of the following: The administration's review of U.S. nuclear and general purpose forces and strategic doctrine; its attempts to ascertain the level of technological sophistication achieved by the Soviet missile program; and its decision to deploy Safeguard, a modified anti-ballistic missile system. The volume also examines chemical and biological weapons policy; U.S. nuclear policy in Asia; the evolution of the administration's strategic priorities in light of an ever-shrinking defense budget; and the transition from military conscription to an all-volunteer armed force. Additionally, the volume provides previously unreleased material regarding the October 1969 Joint Chiefs of Staff Readiness Test, in which Nixon secretly placed on alert portions of the United States military, including its nuclear forces. Throughout this volume, a consistent theme is the relationship between military strength and diplomatic strength; in particular, the importance of military might-real or perceived-to the United States' ability to maintain credibility in the eyes of allies and adversaries alike.--Preface
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Also available in pdf format via the World Wide Web from DOS website at http://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1969-76v34/pdf/frus1969 -76v34.pdf
Cataloging source
VRL
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bennett, M. Todd
  • Keefer, Edward C.
  • United States
Series statement
Foreign relations of the United States,
Series volume
1969-1976, v.34
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nixon, Richard M.
  • United States
  • National security
  • Military policy
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Cold War
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Nuclear nonproliferation
  • Antimissile missiles
  • Antimissile missiles
  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • Ballistic missile defenses
  • Chemical arms control
  • Biological arms control
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
Label
Foreign relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume 34, National security policy, 1969-1972, M. Todd Bennett, editor ; general editor: Edward C. Keefer
Link
http://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1969-76v34/pdf/frus1969-76v34.pdf
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Publication
Distribution
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Sources -- Abbreviations and terms -- Persons -- National Security Policy, 1969-1972. Parity, Safeguard, and the SS-9 Controversy; The Joint Chiefs of Staff readiness test; Chemical and biological warfare, Safeguard phase II, the draft; The Defense budget and Safeguard phase III; The Defense budget and U.S. national security policy; Taking stock -- Index
Control code
ocn773128221
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 1,064 pages
Isbn
9780160844119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1074887
  • (Sirsi) o773128221
  • (OCoLC)773128221
Label
Foreign relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume 34, National security policy, 1969-1972, M. Todd Bennett, editor ; general editor: Edward C. Keefer
Link
http://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1969-76v34/pdf/frus1969-76v34.pdf
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Sources -- Abbreviations and terms -- Persons -- National Security Policy, 1969-1972. Parity, Safeguard, and the SS-9 Controversy; The Joint Chiefs of Staff readiness test; Chemical and biological warfare, Safeguard phase II, the draft; The Defense budget and Safeguard phase III; The Defense budget and U.S. national security policy; Taking stock -- Index
Control code
ocn773128221
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 1,064 pages
Isbn
9780160844119
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1074887
  • (Sirsi) o773128221
  • (OCoLC)773128221

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