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Served as U.S. Secretary of State (1961-1968) and member of the Georgia Law faculty (1970-1984)
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Congressional Testimony, 1967-1968

Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Together with Joint Sessions with the Senate Armed Services Committee (Historical Series), Vol. XIX

  • Jan. 16, 1967 (p. 39-111) - Perspectives on developments in Southeast Asia and related U.S. policy towards Vietnam; examination of development in and issues related to various countries and regions, including China.
  • Mar. 3, 1967 (p. 289-310) - Perspectives on arms control, disarmament and related issues.
  • May 3, 1967 (p. 445-456) - Perspectives on issues related to NATO and proposal to reduce U.S. troop levels in Europe.
  • May 23, 1967 (p. 540-586) - Review of potential crisis in Middle East related to amassing of troops by Egypt, Jordan, and Syria along border with Israel; examination of U.S. policy related to the Middle East and Vietnam.
  • June 1, 1967 (p. 587-623) - Overview of recent developments in the Middle East and related issues.
  • June 7, 1967 (p. 628-656) - Status of and issues related to military conflict in Middle East involving Egypt, Jordan, and Syria against Israel (Six-Day War).
  • June 8-9, 1967 (p. 697-728) - Status of and issues related to military conflict in Middle East involving Egypt, Jordan, and Syria against Israel (Six-Day War).
  • June 28, 1967 (p. 741-774) - Briefing on situation in Middle East in aftermath of recent conflict; overview of issues related to recent summit held in Glassboro, N.J., among the U.S. and Soviet Union regarding international developments and arms limitations; elaboration on various foreign policy issues and developments.
  • July 11, 1967 (p. 779-824) -Status of civil conflict in the Congo; review of U.S. decision to send military cargo aircraft and personnel to the Congo for logistical aid and to help ensure safety of U.S. citizens in the country, in response to request by Congolese President Joseph Mobutu.
  • Nov. 7, 1967 (p. 870-925) - Responses to concerns about Administration participation in Congressional hearings and U.S. policy related to conflict in Vietnam; perspectives on developments in Vietnam and issues concerning public opinion of conflict.

Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Historical Series), Vol. XX

  • Jan. 26, 1968 (p. 131-173) - Briefing on events surrounding recent seizure of by North Korea, USS Pueblo (ship)
  • Apr. 10, 1968 (p. 395-431) -Briefing on issues concerning President Lyndon B. Johnson recent announcement to halt U.S. bombing of North Vietnam and planned peace talks with the North Vietnamese.
  • Sept. 9, 1968 (p. 975-1001) - Briefing on developments in various countries, focusing on matters concerning Soviet Union actions in Czechoslovakia; status of negotiations to end U.S. conflict in Vietnam and related issues

Congressional Testimony, 1971-1985

Executive Privilege: The Withholding of Information by the Executive

  • July 29, 1971 (p. 339-352) - Proposes changes and additions to S. 1125. (p. 339-345) Extent of confidential communications immunity from investigation. (p. 345-352)

National Security Policy and the Changing World Power Alignment

  • June 28, 1972 (p. 306-344.) - Reduced chances for World War III, but concern that foreign miscalculation of U.S. determination to honor international commitments might invite aggression; need to reaffirm collective security, to maintain national defense, to move further in arms limitation agreements and in strengthening international law and other multinational agreements.

Law of the Sea Resolution

  • March 27, 1973 (p. 34-72) -Importance of establishing international agreement on law of the sea; conflicting views on U.S. Draft Seabed Treaty, including proposed renunciation of territorial sea exploration beyond two hundred meters; resource potential of oceans to solve energy crisis. (p. 34-56) Legal aspects of unrestricted ocean exploration beyond two hundred meters; recommendations regarding amendments to proposed resolutions, particularly regarding free transit through international straits. (p. 56-72)
  • May 09, 1974 (p. 297-309) - Unconscionability of electronic surveillance to trace news leaks; approval of congressional oversight, but reservations about judicial review of wiretapping in sensitive foreign policy matters.

Dr. Kissinger's Role in Wiretapping

  • July 23, 1974 (p. 225-241) - Characterization of late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's position of independence and power; importance of early resolution of questions raised in hearings.


  • September 18, 1974 (p. 208-232) - Events since World War II leading up to current efforts toward U.S.-Soviet detente; assessment of international effects of detente, including U.S. relations with Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Cuba; views on nuclear weaponry surplus and defense requirements.

Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

  • October 02, 1974 (p. 111-136) -Need for more public information on arms control negotiations; desirability for creation of Joint Committee on Arms Limitation; assessment of SALT prospects; factors involved in ACDA staff resignations.

Surveillance, Part I

  • June 26, 1975 (p. 427-447) - Support for requiring of warrants for national security surveillance; suggested revisions of H.R. 214 and H.R. 141; overview of State Dept use of intelligence information during witness' secretaryship.

Reassessment of U.S. Foreign Policy

  • July 22, 1975 (p. 44-84) - Opinions on various current foreign policy issues; roles of the President and Secretary of State in the formation and conduct of U.S. foreign policy; criticism of recent UN General Assembly actions on the Middle East; importance of maintaining diverse U.S. intelligence organizations.

Foreign Policy Choices for the Seventies and Eighties, Vol. 2

  • November 19, 1975 (p. 626-649) - Importance of long-range policy planning; aspects of expected increasing emphasis on international economic development; significance of survey findings on relationship of foreign investment and domestic employment; appraisal of foreign investment motivations.
  • January 22, 1976 (p. 73-91) - Support for and recommendations on structure and functions of a joint oversight committee; suggested intelligence reorganization decision delay until after the 1976 elections.
  • September 14, 1977 (p. 123-154) - Support for ratification; preferability of new treaties to original treaty of 1903; diplomatic benefits to U.S. from canal transfer, particularly with respect to relations with Latin American countries; views on economic assistance to Panama.
  • October 14, 1977 (p. 519-564) - Arguments for ratifying new treaties based on provisions of Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties; indispensability of neutrality treaty provisions to U.S. strategic interests. (p. 519-531) Importance and role of U.S. public opinion regarding treaties; assessment of Latin American countries views, and possible consequences of treaties rejection; amplification of views on neutrality treaty, U.S. intervention rights, and Senate role in ratification debate. (p. 531-564)

Use of Export Controls and Export Credits for Foreign Policy Purposes

  • October 11, 1978 (p. 145-157) - Importance of Government and private sector foreign trade promotion efforts; recommendations to rationalize executive branch export licensing process.

Extension and Revision of the Export Administration Act of 1969, Part 1: Subcom Hearings and Markup

  • February 15, 1979 (p. 2-37) - Need for reexamination of foreign policy and national security ramifications of postwar U.S. trade policies; importance of vigorous foreign trade promotion; reservations about use of export controls as moral or economic sanctions; preference for evenhanded trade treatment of Soviet Union and China.

Treaty Termination

  • April 11, 1979 (p. 335-387) - Arguments against S. Res. 15; views on legality of Presidential treaty termination in accordance with treaty terms; objections to court resolution of constitutional question of treaty abrogation and importance of resolution through political processes; role of Senate in international agreements and treaty amendment processes.
  • July 26, 1984 (p. 174-197) - Opposition to Administration strategic defense initiative; examination of space arms control issues and the prospects for U.S.-Soviet negotiations.

Relationship Between Congress and the Executive in the Formulation and Implementation of Foreign Policy

  • July 25, 1985 (p. 3-37) - History of congressional-executive relations on foreign policy development, focusing on complexity of decisionmaking process; need for increased consultation and improved communications between the executive branch and Congress.
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