Horst Teltschik diary

Cold War: Horst Teltschik diary (MT makes helpful comments on NATO) [translation]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Horst Teltschik, 329 Tage: Innenansichten der Einigung [329 Days: Inside Views of the Unification] , Siedler Publishing 1991
Editorial comments: Translated specially for Dr Teltschik was Helmut Kohl’s closest foreign policy adviser.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 72
Themes: Defence (general), Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU)

Tuesday 10 April 1990

On American television, Margaret Thatcher talks about a solution to the NATO question “jointly with the Soviet Union”. Within NATO, there absolutely must be changes. The NATO strategy must be considered and the alliance must get by with fewer armed forces and less equipment in future. It is a noteworthy and helpful interview for us, because Margaret Thatcher here begins to adjust even in security policy to the changed situation in Europe.