The National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Inc., is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to the analysis and evaluation of American foreign policy and the broadening of citizen participation in the foreign policy process. The committee focuses particularly on the major international areas of conflict between East and West.
Accordingly, late in 1974, the committee convened a symposium in Washington, D.C., on the subject of detente. That symposium, under the chairmanship of Professor Hans J. Morgenthau, the committee's founder, brought together a number of the nation's foremost students of foreign policy to discuss the political, military and economic elements of detente and their ramifications for U.S. policy.
That symposium identified the Middle East as a potential major litmus test of detente. Consequently, the committee's second symposium, held in New York City in January 1976, explored the subject: The Middle East --Critical Choices for America." The major speeches