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By Ray Locker

After being sworn in as president, Richard Nixon informed the assembled crowd that “government will pay attention. ... those that were disregarded, we are going to attempt to convey in.” yet that very same day, he obliterated these pledges of higher citizen keep watch over of presidency by means of signing nationwide safety choice Memorandum 2, a record that made sweeping adjustments to the nationwide safeguard strength constitution. Nixon’s signature erased the effect that the departments of country and safety, in addition to the CIA, had over Vietnam and the process the chilly warfare. the hot constitution placed Nixon on the heart, surrounded through dependable aides and a brand new nationwide safeguard adviser, Henry Kissinger, who coordinated coverage in the course of the nationwide safeguard Council below Nixon’s command. utilizing years of analysis and revelations from newly published records, USA Today reporter Ray Locker upends a lot of the normal knowledge concerning the Nixon management and its effect and exhibits how the construction of this mystery, unheard of, extra-constitutional executive undermined U.S. coverage and values. In doing so, Nixon sowed the seeds of his personal destruction by way of making a weather of secrecy, paranoia, and reprisal that also impacts Washington at the present time.

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After being sworn in as president, Richard Nixon advised the assembled crowd that “government will pay attention. . .. those that were skipped over, we are going to try and usher in. ” yet that very same day, he obliterated these pledges of larger citizen regulate of presidency via signing nationwide safety choice Memorandum 2, a rfile that made sweeping adjustments to the nationwide safeguard strength constitution.

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