Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XLI, Western Europe; NATO, 1969–1972

Sep 12, 2012

Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs
Release of Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, Volume XLI,
Western Europe; NATO, 1969–1972

The Department of State released Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XLI, Western Europe; NATO, 1969–1972.

This volume is part of a subseries of volumes of the Foreign Relations series that documents the most important issues in the foreign policy of the administrations of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. This specific volume documents U.S. regional and bilateral relations with Western Europe from January 20, 1969 to January 20, 1973. The documentation printed in this volume highlights U.S. policy regarding European economic and political integration, U.S. participation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), as well as U.S. bilateral relations with Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom. The first chapter documents U.S. policy toward Western Europe and Canada as a whole, with a focus on two key issues that faced the Nixon administration: 1) how to maintain the cohesion of the Atlantic Alliance at a time of reduced tensions with the Soviet Union, and 2) how to respond to the emergence of serious economic tensions among the advanced industrialized nations. The country chapters in this volume emphasize the key issues that affected each bilateral relationship.

This volume was compiled and edited by James E. Miller and Laurie Van Hook. The volume and this press release are available on the Office of the Historian website at Copies of the volume will be available for purchase from the U.S. Government Printing Office online at (GPO S/N 044-000-02632-5; ISBN 978-0-16-082004-5), or by calling toll-free 1-866-512-1800 (D.C. area 202-512-1800). For further information, contact