Archive (Haig MSS)

Falklands: Goldberg note (position of British fleet) ["No[rt]h of Ascension - reach [Rio] Treaty area around Monday 4/12"] [released Mar 1993]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Haig MSS, Library of Congress: Box 199 Folder 5 f21
Editorial comments:

The Rio Pact of 1947 - INTER-AMERICAN TREATY OF RECIPROCAL ASSISTANCE - applies to an area bounded by the 50th meridian at its west. It seems to be this line of longitude that is being referred to in the note. It is in the handwriting of Haig's Chief of Staff, Woody Goldberg, on the back of the "Papers Needed" note of 8 April.

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Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 2pp
Themes: British relations with the US, Foreign policy (USA), Defence (Falklands)