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May 30, 1961

MEMORANDUM BY CHIEF OF DEFENSE STAFF ALDO ROSSI TO MINISTER OF DEFENSE ANDREOTTI, 'NATO NEW STRATEGIC APPROACH'

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    Rossi describes the recent trend of the US Administration to want to turn away from the doctrine of Massive Retaliation, towards the acquisition of a new strategic concept that includes an increase in the "nuclear threshold." In order for Italy to continue to lead the defense of central and southeastern Europe against the Soviet Union as well as address its internal social and political crises, the United States must provide Italy with financial assistance.
    "Memorandum by Chief of Defense Staff Aldo Rossi to Minister of Defense Andreotti, 'NATO new strategic approach'," May 30, 1961, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Istituto Luigi Sturzo, Archivio Giulio Andreotti, NATO Series, Box 160, Subseries 1, Folder 013. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/155273
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