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YORBA LINDA, Calif.: Overseas reaction to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974 was mixed: The Soviets expressed worry about the future of detente.South Vietnam put its forces on high alert because it feared the North Vietnamese would take advantage of the vulnerable U.S. political situation.The international response to the Watergate scandal and Nixon's fall is noted in 2,500 newly declassified intelligence documents the CIA released Wednesday. The 28,000 pages – many still with lengthy redactions – represent eight years of the top-secret President's Daily Brief prepared for Nixon and his successor, President Gerald Ford.At the start of Nixon's tenure, the CIA delivered morning and afternoon intelligence briefs at the request of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who wanted timely intelligence on world events. Most of the documents mentioning Watergate followed Nixon's resignation on Aug. 8, 1974 .One intelligence brief, about a week after the resignation, predicted that Brezhnev, who had developed a personal relationship with Nixon, could lose some standing in the Politburo, the policymaking body of the Communist Party.
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