American unity and the national interest
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American unity and the national interest speech, August 14, 1975, Birmingham, Alabama by Henry Kissinger

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Published by U.S. Dept of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Media Services in [Washington] .
Written in English


  • United States -- Foreign relations.

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StatementSecretary Henry A. Kissinger before the Southern Commodity Producers Conference.
SeriesPR ; 411
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Media Services.
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17515730M

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