Letter from Colonel Hugo to the Director of the ACA on the control of tactical nuclear forces (24 January 1979)

On 24 January 1979, Colonel Hugo, from Division II (‘Inspections and controls’) of the Agency for the Control of Armaments (ACA) of Western European Union (WEU), sends a letter to the Director of the ACA in which he describes the situation with regard to the control of tactical nuclear forces. The letter particularly mentions France, which, if it continues to refuse controls, could end up not declaring elements of its tactical strike force and launch systems. This would represent a highly political decision with which the Council would have to deal appropriately.

Source and copyright

Source: Agence pour le contrôle des armements. Division II. Force nucléaire tactique. 24.01.1979. REH/cr. 2 p.

Archives nationales de Luxembourg (ANLux). http://anlux.lu/. Western European Union Archives. Armament Bodies. ACA. Agency for the Control of Armaments. Year: 1965 - 01/01/1961- 31/12/1965. File ACA-035. Volume 1/1.

Copyright: (c) WEU Secretariat General - Secrétariat Général UEO

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