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March 29, 1971

National Security Decision Memorandum 103, 'Military Cooperation with France'

Outlines President Nixon's decisions regarding France's request for military aid with their nuclear program. The restrictions on exporting advanced computers will be loosened, allowing France to import more powerful models. Limited technical assistance for their ballistic missile program will be offered, but only in areas that won't jeopardize US security or "provide France with a distinct new capability."

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Nixon Presidential Library, National Security Council Institutional Files (NSCIF), box 222, NSDM 103 [2 of 2]. Obtained and contributed by William Burr and included in NPIHP Research Update #2.


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