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Gulf War: UKE Washington telegram 2589 to FCO (2355Z) ("The Gulf: authority for the military option") ["US Administration considered that Article 51 gave sufficient authority... [but] it would be much easier to obtain Congressional acquiescence ... [if] authority given by the international community"] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3085 f146
Editorial comments:

2355. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here - PREM19-3085.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 1p
Themes: British relations with the US, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (International organizations), Defence (general), Defence (Gulf War, 1990-91)