Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger Essay by The Research Group

Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger
An examination of the nature of the relationship between the President and the Secretary of State, including personalities, major issues and resulting policies and the impact on U.S. foreign policy.
# 21054 | 1,800 words | 6 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 23, 2003 in History (U.S. Presidency) , Political Science (U.S.)

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"At least in modern times, no President and Secretary of State are more closely linked than Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger. Technically, Kissinger was Secretary of State only during the latter part of Nixon's time in office, but William P. Rogers, who held the office in Nixon's earlier years, when Kissinger was National Security Advisor, made little impact at the time and is largely forgotten now.

Indeed, though it has been nearly two decades since Kissinger had any public position, he remains by far the bestknown of recent American secretaries of state. Likewise, Nixon stands out, after two decades, as for good or ill the most "important" of recent American presidents. He had a greater and more enduring impact on America and the world than any of his successors, or indeed, any of his predecessors since Harry..."

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