Series 5 - Intelligence and NATO Papers

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Intelligence and NATO Papers

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CA ON00093 73/1223-5

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  • 1944-1979 (Creation)
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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Boxes 112-117, 145, 219-223 (Files 2500A-2578, 3401)

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is an organization developed to implement the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949, which sought to establish a military counterweight to a Soviet military presence in Europe. It is an alliance based on political and military cooperation among independent member countries., established in accordance with Article 51 of the United Nations Charter. As stated in the preamble to the North Atlantic Treaty, alliance members are committed to safeguarding the freedom, common heritage and civilization of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law. NATO members include Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, The Netherlands, Norway, Czech Republic, Spain, Poland, Portugal, Turkey, the United Kingdomand the United States.

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Series consists of papers pertaining to military intelligence and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) during 1944 to 1979. Includes development reports and reappraisals of the CF-105 Aircraft (Arrow Jetfighter plane), a history of the CF-5 Aircraft, discussions regarding the purchase of the Avenger Aircraft from the United States Navy (USN), development reports of the Bomarc missile, the development of nuclear weapons for the Canadian Armed Forces, and the organization of National Defence Headquarters. Also includes documents on the management of the Canadian Armed Forces, joint Canada-United States defence policies, Canada-Europe military relations, presentations to the National Defence College, NORAD/NATO relations, NATO capabilities and strategic guidance, United Kingdom defence organization, United States defence reorganization, and military intelligence liaison with the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Classified material is stored in Boxes 219-223. Unclassified material is stored in Boxes 112-117, 145.

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