Richard Nixon and Europe : The Reshaping of the Postwar by Nichter, Luke; Nixon, Richard Milhous

By Nichter, Luke; Nixon, Richard Milhous

The U.S.-European courting continues to be the nearest and most vital alliance on this planet. due to the fact 1945, successive American presidents each one positioned their very own touches on transatlantic kin, however the literature has reached in basic terms into the presidency of Lyndon Johnson (1963-9). this primary research of transatlantic family in the course of the period of Richard Nixon indicates a posh, turbulent interval within which the postwar interval got here to an finish, and the fashionable period got here to be on either side of the Atlantic when it comes to political, monetary, and armed forces kinfolk

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The U. S. -European courting is still the nearest and most vital alliance on the planet. due to the fact that 1945, successive American presidents every one placed their very own touches on transatlantic kinfolk, however the literature has reached merely into the presidency of Lyndon Johnson (1963-9). this primary research of transatlantic family members in the course of the period of Richard Nixon indicates a fancy, turbulent interval within which the postwar interval got here to an finish, and the trendy period got here to be on either side of the Atlantic by way of political, monetary, and army kin

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M. Wood, British Embassy, Washington, “NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society,” February 2, 1970. LOC, Papers of Steve Hess, Memorandum from Pat Moynihan to Richard Nixon, December 15, 1969. For more information, see pages 1–4 of Geir Lundestad, “Empire” by Integration: The United States and European Integration, 1945–1997 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998). For more information, see “NATO and the Environment,” available from http://www. html. 18 Richard Nixon and Europe President Nixon attaches great importance to the success of CCMS.

We’re in a bad way both in trade and balance of payments. If the Europeans won’t take on their share of the 13 14 15 16 17 On the one hand, the United States built ever larger, ever more expensive, and ever more powerful thermonuclear weapons. On the other hand, foreign policy was formulated to ensure they would never be used. See Henry A. Kissinger, Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 1957). , 1971), 58a. FRUS, 1969–1976, Volume I, 39. AAPD 1969, 40; Botschafter Pauls, Washington, an das Auswaertige Amt, “Ueberreichung meines Beglaubigungsschreibens,” January 31, 1969.

M. A new dimension of NATO 29 speeches” around the country. With more than one contemporary suggesting the young, charismatic Rumsfeld as Nixon’s running mate in 1972, Nixon preferred to get Rumsfeld out of town (it was an ages-old Washington practice to exile potential rivals). ”83 While Nixon reshaped long-term NATO strategy for the détente era, the lack of proper day-to-day policy management of NATO policy had consequences beyond a deterioration of European confidence in the United States. Nixon also competed against an hourglass of rising isolationism.

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