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Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram to FCO ("Iraq/Kuwait: contingency planning") ["American policy... Offensive military action... still considered a worst-case scenario... integrity of Kuwait [need not] necessarily entail.... downfall of Saddam Hussein... mainly a metaphor for the free flow of oil... it was the British on whom the Americans could rely"] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3077 f24
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 5pp
Themes: Trade, Energy, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (International organizations), Defence (general), British relations with the US