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05-27-2006, 08:35 AM
Washington, DC, 26 May 2006 - Today, the National Security Archive (http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB193/index.htm) announces the publication The Kissinger Transcripts: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977, comprising more than 2,100 memoranda of conversations ("memcons"), many of them near-verbatim transcripts, detailing talks between Henry A. Kissinger and United States and foreign government leaders and officials. Edited by senior analyst William Burr, and available on the Digital National Security Archive as well as in print-microfiche form, this collection includes 28,386 pages of documents. It is the most comprehensive published record of Kissinger as decision-maker, executor of policy, and negotiator during all phases of his service during the Nixon and Ford administrations: 1) as Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs ("national security adviser"), 1971-1975, 2) as national security adviser and Secretary of State, 1973-1975, and 3) as Secretary of State after he was dismissed as national security adviser.

A sampling of 20 documents can he found here (http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB193/index.htm#docs).