October 15, 1972
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS NOTE, 'FRENCH MILITARY NUCLEAR POLICY AND ITS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE EUROPEAN UNIFICATION'
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get citationThe note suggests that French motives for developing nuclear capabilities are political rather than based on national security considerations. France seeks to insure a key role in global political and military balance, and its behavior creates unfavorable conditions for the development of common European defense."Ministry of Foreign Affairs Note, 'French military nuclear policy and its consequences for the European unification'," October 15, 1972, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Istituto Luigi Sturzo, Archivio Giulio Andreotti, NATO Series, Box 166, Subseries 1, Folder 040. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/145151