Declassified documents are a great vantage point for understanding global governance, current security concerns and the international market. The introduction to the book provides a comprehensive view of world politics. The documents cover not only US-India bilateral relations during the formative years, but US relations with colonial powers as well. The text, as a whole, provides the context of current international relations. These documents were collected from the Presidential Libraries - FDR to Carter, White House Papers, National Security Council, Office of Strategic Services, Central Intelligence Agency, selections from Foreign Relations (Department's Diplomatic Papers, US Agency for International Development, Divisional Reports of the Department of State, and cables from several US embassies.
The documents cover seven topics chronologically: US Foreign Policy; US and UK relations; US and USSR in the near and far-East; Nehru; India's Foreign Policy, India & Pakistan; and, Aid. The book provides its reader an in-depth documentation of the history of US/India relations based on archival declassified material sourced from the United States.
The volume is the first in a series to provide declassified documents spanning the Franklin Roosevelt - Carter years. Other volumes in the series will explore Indo-China relations; Indo-Pak conflicts of 1965 and 1971; Kashmir; Nuclear Proliferation, and the Soviet and Chinese influence on Indo-US relations as well.
Chapter Three: United States and Great Britain
United States and Great Britain
3.1 Foreign Relations of the United States, 1950, Volume III
GENERAL EDITORS: S. EVERETT GLEASON FREDRICK AANDAHL
EDITORS: JOHN A. BERNBAUM, LISA A. ROSE, JOAN ELLEN CORBETT, CHARLES S. SAMPSON, DAVID H. STAUFFER
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
Files: Lot M-88: Box 149: May FM Meeting B Series
Paper Prepared in the Department of State 1
WASHINGTON, April 19, 1950.
FM D B-16b 2
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF US–UK RELATIONS
The dislocations caused by the recent war and the emergence of the intensive struggle against Soviet expansion have immeasurably intensified the urgency and pace of our efforts to achieve our basic and traditional foreign policy objectives. Our major antagonist presses us relentlessly in all fields, military, political, economic, cultural, etc., and forces us to ...