Communiqué of John F. Kennedy and Harold Macmillan on nuclear defence systems (Nassau, 21 December 1962)

In 1962, the purchase of US Polaris missiles by the United Kingdom provokes tensions between Britain and France, as the British decision clashes with France’s desire to establish an independent nuclear deterrent in Europe.

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Source: Western European Union Assembly-General Affairs Committee: A retrospective view of the political year in Europe 1962. March 1963. Paris: Western European Union Assembly-General Affairs Committee. "Communiqué issued after the meeting between President Kennedy and Mr. Macmillan, Nassau (21 December 1962)", p. 105-106.

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