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May 02, 1961

MEMORANDUM BY GENERAL STAFF OF DEFENSE (SMD) FOR MINISTER OF DEFENSE ANDREOTTI

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    Document announcing the official abandonment of the policy of massive retaliation as a "deterrence" strategy. Opinion of the Italian senior minister of defense regarding the need for a more flexible NATO defense strategy in order to respond to any type of act of aggression is also presented.
    "Memorandum by General Staff of Defense (SMD) for Minister of Defense Andreotti ," May 02, 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/155284
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