Secret Nixon files released

Documents and tapes shed light on a presidency conducted in the shadows.

    Long before WikiLeaks was divulging US diplomatic cables, the US administration of President Richard Nixon obsessed over government secrecy.

    Nixon's presidential library on Thursday released thousands of documents from the early 1970s, including formerly secret national security files on topics ranging from US policy toward Chile under the left-wing Allende government to US dependence on Middle Eastern oil.

    A handwritten memo from Nixon's senior aide instructs the National Security Council to exclude Jewish Americans from making US policy toward Israel.

    The president's paranoia about supposed enemies conspiring against him eventually led to his downfall.

    But as he told Al Jazeera's David Frost in a famous interview three years after his resignation, Nixon felt that he did no wrong.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    Project Force: Could the world survive a nuclear winter?

    The consequences of a nuclear war would extend far beyond the blast itself, killing millions of people across the globe.

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    Are K-pop and BTS fans a new force for social justice?

    K-pop fans are using the same social media tactics they employ to support music stars for social justice activism.

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    Palestine and Israel: Mapping an annexation

    What will the maps of Palestine and Israel look like if Israel illegally annexes the Jordan Valley on July 1?