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1980 Jun 10 - 1981 Nov 12
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/417
Defence (UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent) (Part 3)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2011 Dec 30
Classification: Top Secret
Page count: 276
Any docs withheld? No

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80 Jun 10 Tue Cold War: Pym minute to MT ("Polaris Successor: Memorandum") [acquiring Trident] [declassified 2011]
80 Jun 11 Wed Cold War: Whitelaw minute to Pym ("Polaris Successor") [acquiring Trident: "I...have the feeling that in this field it is wise to give as little information as possible" to public] [declassified 2011]
80 Jun 12 Thu Cold War: Carrington minute to MT ("Polaris Successor: Memorandum") [acquiring Trident: comments on Pym's memorandum] [declassified 2011]
80 Jun 13 Fri Cold War: Wade-Gery briefing for MT ("Anglo-American Negotiations on Polaris Replacement (MISC 7(80) 2)") [acquiring Trident: state of negotiations] [declassified 2011]
80 Jun 13 Fri Cold War: Wade-Gery briefing for MT ("Polaris Successor: Memorandum") [acquiring Trident; MT: "Do we really need to give as much detail in our speeches and documents?"] [declassified 2011]
80 Jun 16 Mon Cold War: Chancellor of the Exchequer minute to MT ("Polaris Successor: Memorandum") [acquiring Trident; comments on Pym's memorandum] [declassified 2011]
80 Jun 17 Tue Cold War: No.10 letter to MOD ("Polaris Successor: Memorandum") [acquiring Trident: MT's comments on Pym's memorandum] [declassified 2011]
80 Jun 20 Fri Cold War: Cabinet Office brief ("Prime Minister's Meeting with President Carter - June 1980") [Polaris replacement/acquiring Trident] [declassified 2011]
80 Jun 24 Tue Cold War: Armstrong minute to Whitmore (problem with timetable for informing Giscard and Schmidt of decision about replacement of Polaris) [acquiring Trident] [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 2 Wed Cold War: Ingham minute to MT ("Polaris Successor - Announcement") [acquiring Trident] [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 7 Mon Cold War: MOD letter to No.10 (acquiring Trident: suggests MT thank mid-rank Pentagon officials) [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 10 Thu Cold War: MT letter to President Carter (replacement of Polaris: acquisition of Trident) [formal request, for publication] [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 10 Thu Cold War: MT letter to President Giscard (replacement of Polaris: acquisition of Trident) [UK approaching US to request supply of Trident] [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 10 Thu Cold War: MT letter to Chancellor Schmidt (replacement of Polaris: acquisition of Trident) [UK approaching US to request supply of Trident] [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 14 Mon Cold War: Armstrong minute to Alexander (report of conversation with Chancellor Schmidt) [acquiring Trident: Armstrong delivers MT's personal message; Schmidt recounts visit to Moscow] [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 14 Mon Cold War: President Carter letter to MT (replacement of Polaris: acquisition of Trident) [formal response, for publication] [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 14 Mon Cold War: President Carter letter to MT (replacement of Polaris: acquisition of Trident) [US willing to supply "special nuclear materials"] [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 14 Mon Cold War: US Secretary of Defense Harold Brown letter to Pym (replacement of Polaris: acquisition of Trident) [unpublished side-agreement] [declassified 2011]
80 Jul 15 Tue Cold War: Defence Open Government Document 80/23 ("The Future UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent Force") [acquiring Trident]
80 Jul 15 Tue Cold War: Armstrong minute to Alexander (report of conversation with Secretaire general de l'Elysee, Jacques Wahl) [acquiring Trident: Armstrong delivers MT's personal message to President Giscard; EC issues] [declassified 2011]