New FRUS Release- Organization and Management of Foreign Policy; Public Diplomacy, 1973–1976

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 6:15pm
Source: 
State Department Office of the Historian

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXXVIII, Part 2, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy; Public Diplomacy, 1973–1976

Part Two, this specific volume, covers the organization and management of the foreign policy process as well as the development of U.S. information policy, public diplomacy, and cultural affairs during the 1973–1976 period. The volume documents not only the ways in which the end of the Vietnam War, the scandal over Watergate, the emergence of greater congressional assertiveness in foreign affairs, and the August 1974 resignation of President Nixon all affected the organization of U.S. foreign policymaking institutions, but also the impact of broader changes within U.S. society, most notably the changing roles of women and minorities, and the proliferation of transnational, global issues as agents of organizational change.

This volume also "documents the Ford administration’s response to the controversial December 1974 “Family Jewels” revelations about Intelligence Community activities and the series of congressional investigations they prompted..."

Part I, Foundations of Foreign Policy, 1973-1976 is also available on the State Department Office of the Historian website.