April 27, 1961
MESSAGE BY MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DIRECTORATE GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS AND SECURITY (DGAP), 'NATO STRATEGY. CONVERSATION BETWEEN OUR AMBASSADOR IN LONDON AND LORD HOME'
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get citationLetter recounting a meeting between the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and the British Foreign Secretary regarding NATO’s weapons development. Nuclear weapons should never be employed unless absolutely necessary and instead serve as an intimidation tactic to deter Soviet aggression. The necessity of increasing NATO’s arsenal of conventional weapons to match that of the Soviets was also stressed."Message by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Political Affairs and Security (DGAP), 'NATO strategy. Conversation between our Ambassador in London and Lord Home'," April 27, 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/155282