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The Dawn of the Space Shuttle

The Dawn of the Space Shuttle

  Endowed with the stunning success of the Apollo program, yet faced with the exorbitant costs of NASA, President Nixon considered a space policy shift in the second year of his presidency. On March 7, 1970, President Nixon made public his intention to redirect...

Alaska Pipeline: Energy Needs and the Environment

Alaska Pipeline: Energy Needs and the Environment

With the authorization of the Alaskan Oil Pipeline, Nixon successfully balanced the Nation's energy needs with its newfound environmental consciousness. Despite an atmosphere of negativity surrounding the extraction of crude oil, the United States has greatly expanded...

Video: Jay Solomon on “The Iran Wars”

Video: Jay Solomon on “The Iran Wars”

Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent at The Wall Street Journal Jay Solomon speaks at the Nixon Library. One of America's top national security journalists explores the decades-long power struggle between Iran and The United States that led to the highly-debated...

Then and Now: U.S. Support of NATO

Then and Now: U.S. Support of NATO

Recently, the United State’s role in NATO has received renewed public interest. While some Americans wish to continue backing NATO, critics of the alliance have called into question the levels of U.S. monetary and military support. U.S. representatives to NATO have...

The Space Race and Peaceful Competition

The Space Race and Peaceful Competition

The Space Race demonstrated that the United States and Soviet Union could partake in peaceful competition and cooperation From Sputnik to the lunar landings, the Space Race represented one of the more electrifying aspects of the Cold War: the United States and the...