Naval War College Review


With every new Administration comes a new team of negotiators to go up against the Soviet crew, most of whom are seasoned veterans. While President Bush has assembled a group that may well be the most experienced in recent memory, it may still be appropriate to relate a few of the lessons learned from the past. I was privileged to serve in the first Nixon administration during 1971 and 1972, which gave me the opportunity to participate extensively in both the maritime and trade negotiations with the U.S.S.R .