September 08, 1986
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE, 'PRESIDENT SARNEY AND BRAZIL’S NUCLEAR POLICY'
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get citationA Directorate of Intelligence analysis, prepared in 1986, provides an interesting contrast with excisions in the NIEs on the indigenous program; it includes details on the major Navy, Air Force, and Army components of the indigenous program, including the nuclear submarine objective. As with the NIEs, the authors of this report saw no “political decision” on nuclear weapons and further noted President Sarney’s public statements against a weapons program. But a piece of political intelligence initially excised from this report suggested, rightly or wrongly, that Sarney may have been personally ambivalent."Central Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Intelligence, 'President Sarney and Brazil’s Nuclear Policy'," September 08, 1986, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, CREST, National Archives. Obtained and contributed by William Burr and included in NPIHP Research Update #11. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116900