February 11, 1981
MEMORANDUM FROM JOHN MCMAHON TO THE SECRETARIES OF STATE AND DEFENSE AND DIRECTOR OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, 'POLISH GOVERNMENT PLANS FOR THE POSSIBLE INTRODUCTION OF MARTIAL LAW'
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get citationTranslation of document discussing several barriers to the implementation of martial law in Poland. This includes opposition from the Polish United Workers' Party, response to counterrevolutionaries, and dry runs of implementing martial law."Memorandum from John McMahon to the Secretaries of State and Defense and Director of the National Security Agency, 'Polish Government Plans for the Possible Introduction of Martial Law'," February 11, 1981, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, CIA declassification, 2008 http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/165272