Nuclear Proliferation International History Project

Published on The National Security Archive, by , May 26, 2011.

New NPIHP Research Update
U.S. Secret Assistance to the French Nuclear Program, 1969-1975: From “Fourth Country” to Strategic Partner.

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the publication of the latest NPIHP Research Update by William Burr, senior analyst at the National Security Archive. The paper, U.S. Secret Assistance to the French Nuclear Program, 1969-1975: From “Fourth Country” to Strategic Partner features sixty-four new documents on U.S. assistance to the French nuclear program and the debate in Washington surrounding the French decision to ‘go nuclear.’ These documents, spanning the Eisenhower to Ford administrations, shed new light on American attitudes towards nuclear weapons development and proliferation during the time of the Limited Test Ban Treaty and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty negotiations … (full text).

… Visit the Wilson Center.org/NPIHP to view the documents and for more information about the collection.

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