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Cold War: FCO briefing for MT ("Prime Minister's Visit to the United States: 25-28 February 1981") [complete set] ​​​​​​​[released Dec 2011]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: CAB133/512
Editorial comments:

The full file is included in this item. Dates vary, but 19 February 1981 is adopted overall, as the date of the Steering Brief. Unfortunately MT's original copy of this briefing, with her annotations, was destroyed in the process of declassification, according to Cabinet Office practice. It would have formed part of PREM19/600 had it survived.

Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 132pp
Themes: Foreign policy - theory and process, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Foreign policy (development, aid, etc), Defence (general), Defence (arms control), Defence (Falklands), Terrorism, Northern Ireland, British relations with the Soviet Union, British relations with the US