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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume II, Organization and Management of U.S. Foreign Policy, 1969–1972

The Nixon Administration and War Powers Legislation


Document 382: Excerpt From President Nixon's News Conference

Washington , June 19, 1969, 7 p.m .

Source: Public Papers: Nixon, 1969, p. 478. The news conference was held in the East Room at the White House and was broadcast on radio and television.


Document 383: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations (Abshire) to the President's Assistant for Congressional Relations (Timmons)

Washington , undated .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 318, Cooper–Church Amendment. No classification marking. The memorandum was sent to Timmons after August 12, 1970, and before August 22. Written in hand at the top of page 1 is: “Bill T. is sending me the Rehnquist memo. I to call him after I have read.”


Document 384: Memorandum From John Lehman of the National Security Council Staff to the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger)

Washington , February 4, 1971 .

Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Kissinger Papers, Box CL 269, Memoranda of Conversation. No classification marking. The memorandum is unsigned.


Document 385: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) and the President's Counsel (Dean) to President Nixon

Washington , June 2, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 315, Congressional, Vol. 3. No classification marking. Sent for action. A notation on the memorandum indicates the President saw it.


Document 386: Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations (Abshire) to the President's Counsel (Dean)

Washington , August 3, 1971 .

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, DEF 1 US. No classification marking. Drafted by Kristine Strachan (L) on July 30. Cleared by Deputy Legal Adviser Carl Salans and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Relations Harrison Symmes.


Document 387: Memorandum of Conversation

Washington , September 20, 1971 , 12:07–02:30 p.m

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 315, Congressional, Vol. 3. Marked Secret on p. 1 and For Official Use Only on pp. 2–3. Drafted by Lehman. The meeting was held in Kissinger's office.


Document 388: Editorial Note


Document 389: Memorandum From the President's Deputy Assistant for Congressional Relations (Korologos) to President Nixon

Washington , April 13, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 315, Congressional, Vol. 4. No classification marking. Marked “Red Tag.” A notation on the memorandum indicates the President saw it. Sent through MacGregor.


Document 390: Editorial Note


Document 391: Memorandum From Secretary of State Rogers to President Nixon

Washington , April 28, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 316, Congressional, Vol. 6. No classification marking. A notation on the memorandum indicates the President saw it.


Document 392: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to President Nixon

Washington , June 22, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 316, Congressional, Vol. 6. No classification marking. Sent for action. A notation on the memorandum indicates that the President saw it. Haig signed the memorandum for Kissinger. A notation on the memorandum indicates Kissinger saw it.


Document 393: Memorandum From the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Secretary of State Rogers

Washington , July 29, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Subject Files, Box 316, Congressional, Vol. 6. No classification marking.


Document 394: Letter From Secretary of State Rogers to the Chairman of House Committee on Foreign Affairs (Morgan)

Washington , September 13, 1972 .

Source: National Archives, RG 59, Central Files 1970–73, DEF 1 US. No classification marking. Drafted by Isabelle Mellenberg (L) and concurred in by Abshire and Stevenson.