January 31, 1962
RESEARCH MEMORANDUM REU-25 FROM ROGER HILSMAN TO MR. KOHLER, 'EUROPEAN ATTITUDES ON INDEPENDENT NUCLEAR CAPABILITY'
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get citationConcerns about the credibility of US nuclear deterrence generated Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) General Lauris Norstad’s proposal for a NATO-controlled medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) force. This lengthy report represented INR’s assessment of “present and future European interest in national or multinational nuclear weapons capabilities,” including the MRBM proposal, and the extent to which an “enhancement of NATO's nuclear role” could “deter national or multinational European nuclear weapons programs.”"Research Memorandum REU-25 from Roger Hilsman to Mr. Kohler, 'European Attitudes on Independent Nuclear Capability'," January 31, 1962, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, RG 59, Entry UD-UP 131, INR/DDR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Reports Coordination and Review Staff, Research Memoranda 1961-1963, box 132, REU-25-RM http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/134046