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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume E–3, Documents on Global Issues, 1973–1976

Editor:
William B. McAllister
General Editor:
Edward C. Keefer

United States Government Printing Office
Washington
2009

Department of State
Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs



Overview

This volume documents United States policy concerning global/transnational issues during the Nixon and Ford administrations: Antarctic resource exploitation, international drug control, human rights, oceans policy, space and telecommunications, and terrorism. Additional global issues, including energy, disarmament, food policy, population control, and women’s issues are treated in other volumes in the 1969–1976 subseries. During the period covered in this volume, a number of refugee problems resulting from regional conflicts or civil wars occurred, but the Nixon administration usually approached those incidents individually rather than as phenomena requiring an overarching policy. It is the opinion of the editors that this volume recounts the era faithfully by focusing on those topics that the second Nixon and Ford administrations recognized as global issues and dealt with as worldwide phenomena. Issues treated primarily as bilateral or regional matters can be found in other volumes in this subseries.

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