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February 6, 1970

Memorandum for the President, "Further Background on the Kosygin Letter"

A memorandum in which Kissinger theorizes on the reasoning behind the Kosygin letter, specifically Brezhnev's anger over an Israeli strike on several Soviet advisors in the region and Soviet frustration over the limited options in their current position.

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From the Six Day War to Yom Kipper: Selected US Documents on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973, a briefing book prepared for the international workshop, "New Evidence on the Arab-Israeli Conflict" (Wilson Center, June 11, 2007).


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