Henry Kissinger, as Secretary of State, Ordered the Giveaway of 8 Alaskan Islands in 1977 and Did So In Secret

State Department Watch

Henry Kissinger, as Secretary of State for President Gerald Ford, ordered the de facto giveaway of sovereignty over 8 American Alaskan islands to the Soviet Union, along with the 200-mile fishery conservation zones around them.

     He made the order secretly upon his own declaration in January 1977 without consultation with Congress, the State of Alaska, or the American public in general.

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