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Prime Ministerial Private Office files

Gulf War: King minute to MT ("Options for ground force reinforcements to Saudi Arabia") ["if we are just thinking about the political impact... there is no doubt that tanks play very well. But if it came to a conflict and the Challenger did not perform, the down-side risk would be very much greater than with artillery"] [declassified Jul 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/3081 f111
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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 14pp
Themes: Public spending & borrowing, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (Middle East), Media, Defence (general), British relations with the US, Defence (Gulf War, 1990-91)