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  • June 29, 1956

    Report No. 87 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs Syngman Rhee on the Philippines Independence anniversary celebration and the bills passed by Philippines congress.

  • July 03, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee comments on the invitation to Vice President Nixon to visit Korea and recommendations by the Philippines government to the Vice President.

  • July 09, 1956

    Report No. 88 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on Vice President Nixon's visit to Philippines at the 10th Anniversary of the Philippine Independence, upcoming negotiation on PI-US military base, and Minister Kim's conversation with Nixon.

  • July 12, 1956

    Letter No. 4 from Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee comments briefly on Minister Kim's report No.88.

  • July 13, 1956

    CDS Report No. 9 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on Vice President Nixon's visit and his statements in Karachi concerning communism in East Asia, discusses the "Cao Dai" religion in relation to communism, and briefly mentions his visit with French Ambassador Hoppenot.

  • November 17, 1968

    Discussion between Mao Zedong and Pham Van Dong

    Mao Zedong advises Vietnam to use low US morale and new President Nixon to their advantage. Mao Zedong also withdraws unneeded Chinese troops, promising to return if needed.

  • December 12, 1968

    Secret North Vietnam Politburo Cable

    The Vietnamese Politburo updates COSVN (the communist command in South Vietnam) on the progress of plans for a four-party conference with the US. It discusses the upcoming inauguration of President Nixon and the Vietnamese negotiation strategy.

  • December 31, 1968

    Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty Funding Issues Deferred for Nixon Administration

    The outgoing Johnson administration defers for action by the incoming Nixon administration decisions on future funding of RFE and RL

  • February 20, 1969

    Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty Excluded from Katzenbach Committee Restrictions

    Henry Kissinger informs President Nixon of the 303 Committee’s determination that RFE and RL are not “private voluntary organizations” and not subject to the policy recommendations of the Katzenbach Committee ban on covert federal funding

  • June 27, 1969

    Memorandum of Conversation between Ambassador Shriver and the National Security Council, 'Conversation with Schriver on Pompidou Visit, Military Cooperation with France, and Middle East'

    Ambassador Shriver and Kissinger discuss wanting President Pompidou to visit the U.S. soon, and the former states that he will ask President Nixon to give his opinion on this and to approve it soon. Kissinger further states that he does not know if the President wants to aid France, either militarily or by nuclear means, though he does not think it is out of the question that the President may want to do so. Finally, Kissinger notes that the U.S. does not need French aid in negotiations with the Soviets but would not be opposed to their help in talks with the Israelis.

  • July 12, 1969

    Memorandum of conversation of the Ambassador of the USSR A.F. Dobrynin with Kissinger

    In this July 1969 report to the Politburo, Soviet ambassador to Washington Anatoly Dobrynin recounts a wide-ranging conversation with national security adviser Henry A. Kissinger a half-year into President Richard M. Nixon’s first term. Dobrynin also offers his candid personal evaluation of Kissinger and the secret White House “backchannel” established by Nixon to circumvent the State Department and communicate directly with the Soviet leadership.

  • September 03, 1969

    Minutes of Conversation between the Shah and Nicolae Ceaușescu, Teheran

    The Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi spoke with Nicolae Ceaușescu regarding President Nixon's speech in which he talks about disengaging the US from issues that do not concern the US, but also not abandoning allies. The Shah recalled that he told President Nixon long ago to withdraw from Vietnam. The Arab-Israeli conflict was also discussed.

  • September 07, 1969

    Minutes of Conversation between Ion Gheorghe Maurer, Paul Niculescu Mizil, Zhou Enlai, and Li Xiannian on 7 September 1969

    Conversation between Romanian and Chinese representatives. Romanians note that Nixon seemed sincere in his desire to normalize relations with China, and that he believed the Vietnam issue could not be solved militarily. The Romanians believe that Vietnam should pursue the opportunity for talks. Zhou Enlai states that the widespread activity of the USSR proves that the Soviet leaders are "crazy." The Romanians affirm that they would encourage neither the USSR or China to heighten aggression with the other.

  • December 19, 1969

    CIA Appeals White House Decision to Terminate Radio Liberty

    Acting CIA Director R.E. Cushman appeals to Henry Kissinger on the Nixon Administration’s decision to terminate Radio Liberty.

  • February 18, 1970

    Memorandum from Helmut Sonnenfeldt to Henry A. Kissinger, 'French-US Military Relations'

    Kissinger briefs the president before his visit with Pompidou stating why the French may want a military alliance, as well as the problems associated with such an alliance due to the French attitude regarding NATO and nuclear forces. He then states the reasons why the U.S. should encourage French entry into the NPG and issues concerning joint targeting with the French. He further discusses issues of French/U.S. and French/British alliances that would be of possible interest of discussion when Pompidou visits the U.S. soon.

  • February 23, 1970

    Memorandum from Henry A. Kissinger to President Nixon, 'Summary of My Conversation with President Pompidou'

    Kissinger briefs President Nixon on his initial meeting with President Pompidou during his visit to the U.S. Pompidou told Kissinger that he wanted to discuss issues relating to the Soviets, Germany, and other defense matters. Financial issues and the establishment of a private channel of communication were other topics of interest.

  • March 16, 1970

    Memorandum from Henry A. Kissinger to the Secretary of Defense, 'French Requests for Assistance in Connection with their Missile Program'

    Memorandum from Kissinger to Laird instructing the latter to draft a memorandum for the President outlining French requests for aid, keeping in mind the President’s desire to improve relations with France.

  • 1971

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Le Duan

    Zhou Enlai agrees with Vietnam on the terms of total US withdrawal and exposing Nixon’s deceptive personality

  • May 11, 1971

    Helms Alerts Nixon About Pending De-funding of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty

    Richard Helms alerts President Nixon about the absence of funding arrangements for RFE and RL after June 30, 1971.

  • July 23, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Kuzbari reports that Nixon's visit to Beijing and shift in power in East Asia creates instability for ROK government.