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1979 Dec 24 - 1984 Dec 22
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1188
Defence (Military uses of laser technology in space; anti-satellite systems and arms control; ballistic missile defence; the United States Strategic Defence Initiative) (Part 1)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Jan 3
Classification: Secret
Page count: 249
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Date Valuesort ascending Title
79 Dec 24 Mo Major Cold War: Pages from Transnational Security with MT annotations ("Soviet Pressures: 2. Lasers in space") [MT asks for further advice on Soviet space laser development] [declassified 2014]
79 Dec 28 Fr Major Cold War: No.10 letter to MOD ("Military uses of laser technology in space") [request for further information on Soviet space laser development] [declassified 2014]
80 Jan 28 Mo Major Cold War: MOD letter to No.10 ("Military Uses of Laser Technology in Space") [assessment of Soviet space laser development] [declassified 2014]
81 Jan 14 We Major Cold War: MOD letter to No.10 (US development of directed energy weapons) [Strategic Defense Initiative] [declassified 2014]
83 Mar 29 Tu Major Cold War: MOD letter to No.10 ("President Reagan's Speech on Defensive Technology") [Strategic Defense Initiative: detailed assessment of Reagan's SDI speech] [declassified 2014]
83 Sep 27 Tu Major Cold War: UKE Washington telegram 2792 to FCO (2355Z) ("US Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems") [Strategic Defense Initiative: "there is a good deal of momentum in favour of a substantially expanded research and development programme"] [declassified 2014]
84 Feb 20 Mo Major Cold War: FCO letter to No.10 ("Controls on Anti-Satellite Systems (ASATs)") [Heseltine and Howe suggest that HMG encourages US Administration to support controls on ASATs] [declassified 2014]
84 Feb 24 Fr Major Cold War: No.10 letter to FCO ("Controls on Anti-Satellite Systems") [MT requests more information on ASATs and arms control] [declassified 2014]
84 Jun 14 Th Major Cold War: Howe minute to Heseltine ("Military Developments in Outer Space") [Strategic Defense Initiative: European attitudes towards SDI and ASATs] [declassified 2014]
84 Jun 14 Th Major Cold War: No.10 letter to MOD (request for advisory papers on anti-satellite systems and chemical weapons) [declassified 2014]
84 Jun 19 Tu Major Cold War: Heseltine and Howe minute to MT ("Anti-Satellite Systems and Arms Control") [MOD/FCO paper on ASATs, SDI and arms control] [declassified 2014]
84 Jul 2 Mo Major Cold War: No.10 letter to MOD ("Anti-Satellite Systems and Arms Control") [MT's response to MOD/FCO paper on ASATs, SDI and arms control] [declassified 2014]
84 Jul 2 Mo Major Cold War: Cradock minute to Powell ("Anti-Satellite Systems and Arms Control") [Cradock's assessment of joint MOD/FCO paper on anti-satellite systems, SDI and military uses of space] [declassified 2014]
84 Jul 9 Mo Major Cold War: MOD letter to No.10 (arrangements for MT's briefing on anti-satellite systems, SDI and arms control) [declassified 2014]
84 Jul 12 Th Major Cold War: Exchange of letters between Howe and George Shultz ("Arms Control in Outer Space") [prospects for US/Soviet arms control talks] [declassified 2014]
84 Jul 13 Fr Major Cold War: Cartledge briefing for MT ("Anti-Satellite Systems and Arms Control: Meeting of Ministers: 16 July at 5 p.m.") [ASATs and SDI] [declassified 2014]
84 Jul 13 Fr Major Cold War: Cradock minute to Powell ("Anti-Satellite Systems and Arms Control: Meeting of Ministers") [ASATs and SDI: response to MT's query] [declassified 2014]
84 Jul 13 Fr Major Cold War: FCO letter to No.10 ("Anti-Satellite Systems (ASATs) and Arms Control: Meeting of Ministers") [ASATs and SDI: background for 16 July meeting with Howe and Heseltine] [declassified 2014]
84 Jul 16 Mo Major Cold War: No.10 record of conversation (MT-Howe-Heseltine-Stanley-Acland-Cradock) ["Anti-Satellite Systems and Arms Control"] [declassified 2014]
84 Jul 18 We Major Cold War: UKE Washington telgram 2183 to FCO (2315Z) ("Consultations with the Americans on Space") [discussions with the US on Strategic Defense Initative and ASATs: "there is clearly scepticism among some senior US officials" about SDI] [declassified 2014]