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Foreign policy: Sir Percy Cradock minute ("First Thoughts") ["I take a bleak view of the international scene" - annotated by MT] [declassified Dec 2014]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: PREM19/1504 f259
Editorial comments:

A non-annotated copy of this minute was also found in MT's personal papers. Cradock was about to take up his new post at No.10. Although addressed to John Coles, it was evidently intended for MT. This version of the document includes annotations by MT. Read other documents selected from this file. The full file from which this item is taken can be seen here - PREM19-1504.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 5pp
Themes: Foreign policy - theory and process, Foreign policy (USA), Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), Foreign policy (Western Europe - non-EU), Foreign policy (Africa), Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Foreign policy (Asia), Foreign policy (Australia & NZ), Foreign policy (Central & Eastern Europe), Foreign policy (Middle East), Defence (general), Defence (arms control), Defence (Falklands), Security services & intelligence, Terrorism