291. Editorial Note

Documentation on participation of the Department of State and Secretary of State Rogers in the National Security Council system is in the chapter on the NSC system. Included is documentation on Rogers’ relationships with President Nixon and Henry Kissinger and on the views and concerns expressed both in the White House and the Department of State about the functioning of the NSC system and the respective roles of the two agencies in shaping foreign policy. Documentation on foreign economic policy, including the Department of State’s conflict with the Department of Commerce over control of U.S. foreign economic and commercial functions, is in the chapter on foreign economic policy. For documentation on the President’s efforts to restructure the foreign assistance program, see Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, volume IV, Foreign Assistance, International Development, Trade Policies, 1969–1972, Documents 1147.