In the United States, the newly-appointed Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, outlined his aims?
GV EXTERIOR State Department
MV Kissinger standing at rostrum on lawn speaking
"I've been puzzling about this remark and I have concluded that, based on the newspaper accounts of how I'm supposed to have treated my staff at the White House, that my new colleagues here have thought that this was the closest thing to a Nuremburg party rally that they could organise. As we try to restore the Department of State to its principal role of advising the President and future administrations on the making of foreign policy, the way to achieve that pre-eminent position is not to debate in the abstract where in the bureaucratic hierarchy one should be placed, but to do the best work in town. At this stage in America's relations with the world, and at this stage of America's concern with itself, our primary concern always should be to ask ourselves what is right and not to worry about political pressures, about bureaucratic expediency, or short-term considerations."
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Background: In the United States, the newly-appointed Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, outlined his aims for the Department in a speech to the members of his staff. Dr. Kissinger, who was meeting them for the first time since his confirmation, also took the opportunity to speak about the broad principles of United States foreign policy.
Dr. Kissinger has been Mr. Nixon's foreign policy advisor since the President took office in early 1969. He will continue to serve in this position.
This film includes an excerpt from dr. Kissinger's speech, the text of which is given below: