Archive (National Security Archive)

Nicaragua: McFarlane-North briefings (possible approach to MT for help with Contras) [Blowpipe missiles staged in Chile during Falklands War] [declassified 1987]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: White House
Source: National Security Archive, George Washington University, Washington D.C. [IC00664]
Editorial comments:

Declassified July 1987 during the Iran-Contra affair. It is not clear from the documents whether they ever reached President Reagan, still less whether he acted upon the suggestion they contain. Despite best efforts to redact the identity of the European country and its leader, the document clearly refers to Britain and MT. Note the reference to 'HMG'.

Importance ranking: Major
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Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Defence (general), Defence (Falklands), Security services & intelligence, Terrorism