Series AC/290 - Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System

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AC/290

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Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System

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  • 1973 - 1974 (Creation)

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(1973-1974)

Administrative history

The AC/290 chronological series contains the records of the Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System.This committee was established to ensure that the alert system functioned properly. Its role is presented in AC/290-N(73)1, but its terms of reference were not clearly defined until 1975 when the tasks assigned to the Committee that it was already carrying out were put into writing. The first Committee meeting was held on 8 August 1973. In 1974, it planned exercise HILEX 6 and participated in the work of other committees such as the Senior Civil Emergency Planning Committee.

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The documents of the AC/290 chronological series mainly address the working methods of the Committee on the Implementation of the NATO Alert System. However, the options of the various alert systems and how to optimize their use are also covered extensively, as is emergency planning.

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The documents are arranged by type - Document (D), Decision Sheet (DS), Note (N), and Working Paper (WP).

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NATO publicly disclosed information is available for research and education purposes. Any commercial use requires the written permission of NATO. Please credit the NATO Archives should any documents be used for publication. Guidelines for the proper citation of NATO publicly disclosed information can be found on the NATO Archives website (http://www.nato.int/archives).

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The records were circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French).

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