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January 24, 1973

Memorandum from Ronald I Spiers to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, 'US – French Military Cooperation: Status Report'

Description of weapons safety talks between US and French nuclear weapons technicians. The US team is impressed that the French employ safety tactics that are on par with US practices. A third talk would help cover any remaining issues related to safety, and would also be a time to discuss underground nuclear testing by the French. The French continue to press for more technical assistance for their missile program.

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National Archive, Record Group 59, Top Secret Subject-Numeric-Files, 1970-73, box 1, DEF. Obtained and contributed by William Burr and included in NPIHP Research Update #2.


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