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Gulf War: JHQ telegram to MODUK (“Joint Commanders Assessrep 008/Aug EFDT 181800Z”) ["the more pessimistic view from JHQ" - new Iraqi army dispositions give "option to attack [Saudi Arabia] at very short notice"] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Document kind: telegram
Venue: -
Source: PREM 19/3076 f92
Journalist: -
Editorial comments: 1955Z. MT was on holiday in Cornwall at the time and received the telegram by fax. The annotation describing the telegram as "more pessimistic" appears to be initiated by Dominic Morris, the No.10 Private Secretary standing in for Charles Powell (who was also on holiday). The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here. Read other documents selected from this file.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (International organizations), Defence (general), Security services