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Nixon Legacy Forum: Detente & Arms Control with the USSR
  • Date: Monday, February 23, 2015
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In May 1972, President Richard Nixon travelled to Moscow to sign the historic Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT) with USSR President Leonid Brezhnev.  It followed Nixon’s February 1972 trip to China, and set the stage for the January 1973 Paris Peace Accords which ended the Vietnam War.

This panel features former members of the National Security Council staff discussing their behind-the-scenes efforts, and how Nixon’s diplomacy with the USSR included detente and arms control.  The panel will include Phil OdeenJan LodalDavid Aaron, and Winston Lord, and be moderated by FOXNews National Security Analyst KT McFarland.

Presented by the National Archives in partnership with the Richard Nixon Foundation.

Reserve a seat

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW.

Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202-357-5000 in advance.