A Politburo memo about a B-52 bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs crashed off the western coast of Greenland, while trying to land at the United States Ai1 Force base at Thule.
February 9, 1968
Decisions of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU for 9-12 February 1968, '11. On Our Steps in connection with the Accident of the American Bomber with Nuclear Weapons on Board and the Radioactive Contamination of the Environment...'
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Decisions of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU for 9-12 February 1968
9 February 1968
11. On our steps in connection with the accident of the American bomber with nuclear weapons on board and the radioactive contamination of the environment around Greenland.
1. Confirm the draft of memorandum to the U.S.A. government (Attachment 1).
Hand over the memorandum to the USA ambassador in Moscow.
Publish the memorandum in the Soviet press a day after handing it over to the American side.
2. Confirm the draft of instructions to the USSR representative at the Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee (Attachment 2).
3. Instruct the editors of Pravda and Izvestiya to publish an article in the vein of a memorandum of the Soviet government.
An outline of next steps the Politburo plans to take in response to the 1968 Thule Air Base B-52 crash.
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