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Defence Planning Working Group

The records in the DPWG chronological series contain information on defence plans. This includes information on the defence plans (up to 1970) of member nations as regards their forces and defence budget, as well as assumptions concerning the relationship between economic development and their future defence effort. The DPWG series documents cover the structure of land, naval and air forces, as well as nuclear forces. They deal with ...

Defence Planning Working Group

Committee of the Annual Review

The records in the AC/19 chronological series contain information concerning the annual review. This includes information on the defence plans (up to 1970) of member nations as regards their forces and defence budget, as well as assumptions concerning the relationship between economic development and their future defence effort. The AC/19 series documents cover the structure of land, naval and air forces, as well as nuclear forces. T...

Committee of the Annual Review

International Military Staff Memorandum - Secretariat

This was the normal means of communication between the IMS Secretariat and MODS, MILREPS, Commands, Staffs, Agencies, Offices, Groups, Boards, Committees outside the IMS. They transmitted taskings or information.

Secretariat of the IMS (Currently Executive Coordinator - EXCO)

Memoranda of the Office of the Standing Group Representative

The chronological series is divided into two categories.The SGREPs contain information relating to: administrative issues (organization of meetings, the Liaison Office's annual report, personnel management, budget management and management of classified documentation) military issues (defence planning, exercises, yearly force and infrastructure review)The SGREP-MISCs report on: negotiations with the USSR regarding nuclear tests ...

SGREP - Standing Group Liaison Office (SGLO / 1952-1956) and Office of the Standing Group Representative (SGREP / 1956-1967)

Record of Meetings of the Standing Group

The issues dealt with were of a military and organizational nature, in particular: the review of defence planning and force requirements, the preparation of military exercises, the organization of regional area commands, the establishment of new SG working groups or agencies, the management and protection of informationFor all these issues, the SG published its decisions (approval, revision, request for further study) through d...

RECORD - Standing Group

Standing Group Memorandum by the Director

The SG Director worked closely with the representative of the Liaison Office in London or Paris (especially during the annual review). They communicated via memoranda known as DSGM from Washington or LOM from London or Paris.In the DSGMs, they discussed the issues being dealt with, or which could be dealt with, at Standing Group meetings.The DSGMs also covered matters under the Director's responsibility, i.e. (for each SG body) premi...

DSGM - Standing Group

Infrastructure Committee - Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee

The records of the AC/4(PP) chronological series supplement the documents of the Infrastructure Committee (AC/4). Although the same topics are addressed, the documents of the Infrastructure Committee’s Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee focus more on the practical aspects of projects. • Financial aspects: To start with, this includes requests for authorization to commit funds to projects, plus the authorizations themse...

Infrastructure Committee - Infrastructure Payments and Progress Subcommittee

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group Memoranda

The D/SECY(LMPT) documents were the memoranda sent by Mr J.B. Oldfield, a British colonel and LMPT Deputy Secretary.They are a record of a meeting between General Foulkes and the SG about Canada's decision to reduce its contribution to the SG budget.

Logistics and Materials Planning Team of the Standing Group

Standing Group Memorandum

Most of the SGMs give instructions for greater effectiveness of actions, reports, studies, inspections and surveys conducted, as well as of participation in meetings, organization of travel and conferences, etc.Some SGMs submit documents received to the service responsible, for approval, revision or further study.Others are memoranda of the International Planning Team (IPT) of the Standing Group or the Logistics and Materials Plannin...

Standing Group Memoranda

Committee of the Annual Review - Working Group on the Annual Review Procedure

The records in the AC/39 series deal with issues involved in preparing the annual review questionnaire (questionnaire plan, proposed modifications, instructions on drafting memoranda, etc). They also include documents on the defence expenditure of member nations (summary tables of forces and defence expenditure).

Committee of the Annual Review - Working Group on the Annual Review Procedure

Standing Group Working Memorandum

The documents contain mainly routine information on personnel changes, military exercises and information security. They were produced from 1954 to 1966.On the cover page, the SG/MC secretariat indicated: the recipient of the SGWM (usually the SG, sometimes the Steering Committee (SG/SC)) the reference of the document in which the SG or SG/SC had given its initial instructions the reference of the document submitted to the SG or ...

Standing Group Military Committee

Chairman Standing Group Memorandum

The Chairman of the Standing Group produced a limited number of memoranda each year. These bore the acronym CSGM. Only memoranda dealing with an important issue or referring to an important document were kept.Some CSGM documents were reports sent twice a week by the SG Chairman to the Chairman of the Military Committee (MC). The latter was thus kept informed of the work accomplished by the SG and the Military Representatives Committe...

CSGM - Standing Group

Restricted Committee of the Planning Board for Inland Surface Transport (1952-1958); Steering Group of the Planning Board for Inland Surface Transport (1958-1965)

The documents in the AC/15(SG) chronological series report on the work of the Restricted Committee, the point of view of SHAPE on decisions to be taken, and relations between the Restricted Committee and bodies subordinate to the PBEIST, in particular the three regional committees (North, Centre and South Europe) and the seven working groups. These are administrative documents. In its (D) and meeting records (R), the Restricted Commi...

Restricted Committee of the Planning Board for Inland Surface Transport (AC/15(SG))

Annual Review

The documents produced over the 15 years under consideration constitute a complete documentary history. They contain the material necessary to carry out a comprehensive study of the defence effort by the Alliance nations.The Annual Review series contains questionnaires and replies by member nations, as well as analyses of the nations' replies. Also included are documents by the Committee in charge of reviewing questionnaire replies, ...

Annual Review Committee

Standing Group Documents

The SGs are Documents. They deal with 265 topics related to unified defence in the North Atlantic region (see ISGP-2-52). Each topic was first defined in a basic document. Information was then requested in revised versions of the basic document, and finally actions were proposed in the final version.Major issues included the creation of an integrated European defence force, the creation of SHAPE, regional defence planning, informatio...

Standing Group Series

Infrastructure Committee

The documents in the AC/4 chronological series present all the aspects of NATO infrastructure: • Infrastructure programmes: The NATO infrastructure slices were discussed, at their beginning and throughout their completion, in the Committee. Progress on the projects was analysed, status reports were produced and administrative procedures were followed. The International Staff issued reports on the infrastructure slices under way. New ...

Infrastructure Committee

Science Committee Study Group on the Von Karman Institute

Documents in the AC/137(VKI) chronological series address the working method for assessing the Institute and the minutes of the meeting on 5-7 August 1965. At that meeting, the Institute’s services to the NATO community and the direction to give its work were discussed.

Science Committee Study Group on the Von Karman Institute

NATO Pipeline Committee

The records in the AC/112 series deal with the following subjects: general organization of the NATO Pipeline System; financial responsibility for its operation and maintenance; matters involving taxes and customs duties; linefills; pipeline safety; transportation and distribution of POL products in wartime; requests for civilian use of pipeline segments; terms and conditions of service; status of personnel, etc. Also contained in the...

NATO Pipeline Committee

Science Committee

Documents in the AC/137 chronological series address the various fields of scientific research. The series includes documents on research training opportunities (research grants being awarded, student exchanges within NATO) and scientific cooperation among NATO nations,in particular through the exchange of scientific intelligence and the coordination of civil and military research. The fields studied are oceanography, meteorology, de...

Science Committee

Expert Working Group on Manpower

The documents in the AC/36(M) chronological series contain activity reports, annual reviews and reports on the issue of manpower. Various questionnaires were sent to the member countries. The replies to the questionnaire on manpower mobilization in the armed forces and civil defence services (see AC/36-D/32) have been kept. Another questionnaire on the same topic was issued to supplement the first (see AC/36(M)D/5). There are also qu...

Expert Working Group on Manpower

Science Committee Defence Research Directors

The AC/137(DR) chronological series contains documents on defence research and ways of enhancing the effectiveness of the solutions available.These documents have two references, AC/137(DR) and AC/74(DR), to indicate the twofold commitment to defence and to research.At the first meeting, the following research topics were suggested: ground- and sea-based equipment, hydrodynamics, applied research, fundamental research and operational...

Science Committee Defence Research Directors

Working Group on Economic Counter-Measures

The AC/202 series records contain information on measures involving civil aviation, the total embargo, partial economic counter-measures, assistance and co-operation between member states and the impact of these economic measures on the member states.

Working Group on Economic Counter-Measures

Long Term Planning for the 1960’s (Ten Years Plans)

TYP series consist of 36 records mainly containing memoranda from the Secretary General and national contributions from Delegations with recommendations and comments on the four main items of the Long-Term Planning Report for the 1960’s: Political Consultation, The Competence and Objectives of NATO in the Economic Field, Psychological Action and Emergency Planning.

Long-Term Planning Report for the 1960’s

Economic Committee - Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy

The AC/127(O) chronological series consists of draft reports to the Economic Committee. They include information on oil exports bythe Sino-Soviet bloc, the impact on world markets of Soviet oil and its consequences for the NATO nations, as well as information on the considerations providing a basis for member nations to frame their policy.

Economic Committee - Ad Hoc Study Group on Soviet Oil Policy

North Atlantic Studies Committee

AC/151 series records mainly consist of documents and working papers containing proposals for studies of interest to NATO made by professors, progress reports on NATO fellows and minutes of conferences of teachers of public international law.

North Atlantic Studies Committee

Science Committee Advisory Group on Space Research

Documents in the AC/137(SR) chronological series contain the list of participants at the group’s first meeting and the minutes of that meeting.Several topics were discussed: the status of national space research activities, ways of intensifying international co-operation on space research, the possibility of co-operative research between Western European countries under the science programme, and the training programme for space scie...

Science Committee Advisory Group on Space Research

Committee on Africa

The documents in the AC/146 series consist of draft reports by the Committee on Africa. They contain information on events occurring on the African continent, information on the communist penetration of Africa, and data on damaging repercussions for the Alliance countries.

Committee on Africa

Military Committee Series

The series includes directives, memoranda, notes, reports, corrigenda, resolutions and decisions by the Military Committee.

Military Committee Series

Military Committee Memoranda (MCM) Series

The series includes memoranda by the Military Committee between 1949 and 1959. The first seven documents of the Memorandum series were listed as MM documents and are organized in the NATO Military Memoranda Series.

MCM - Military Committee

Record Military Committee Series

This series includes meeting records by the Military Committee Chiefs of Staff (MC/CS) and the Military Committee in Permanent Session (MC/PS) between 1949 and 1959.

RECORD - Military Committee

Science Committee Ad Hoc Working Group on the Defence Aspects of Psychology

Documents in the AC/137(DP) chronological series focus on the defence aspects of psychology. The group circulated just one document under the reference AC/137(DP), the minutes of a meeting held in Paris on 2-3 November 1959 (see AC/137(DP)R/1). This document reports on the working group’s terms of reference and research projects, and on the organization of a conference. Also mentioned are the International Congress of Psychology and ...

Science Committee Ad Hoc Working Group on the Defence Aspects of Psychology

Working Group of Production and Logistics Experts on the Conversion of American Drawings

The AC/28 chronological series includes reports on the meetings of the Working Group, in which the challenges of converting the technical drawings, including measurement and projection systems, different testing standards and symbols used to represent surface finish, were discussed. The series also includes summaries of recommendations made by the Working Group, in addition to memorandums on imperial to metric conversion scales. Thou...

Working Group of Production and Logistics Experts on the Conversion of American Drawings

Working Group to Examine International Coordination of Supply in Wartime

The AC/101 chronological series deals with the work (investigations, discussions, etc) carried out and the tools used to propose: to AC/98: draft terms of reference for a CSA to the Council: a draft resolution on the creation of a CSA It contains: a summary of the role of bodies responsible for supplies and merchant navies in wartime discussions between the delegations represented on AC/101 on the proposals made by France (body ex...

Working Group to Examine International Coordination of Supply in Wartime

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Working Group on the Greek Delegation's proposal

The AC/52(CE) chronological series consists of a draft report and notes from the member country delegations. It also includes a draft questionnaire to all member countries designed to gather information on Soviet propaganda. The records in this series also contain data on problems related to East-West relations, and suggestions for a possible change in direction in the work of experts aimed at countering Soviet propaganda.

Committee on Information and Cultural Relations - Working Group on the Greek Delegation's proposal

Science Committee Working Group on Scholarships

The AC/137(S) chronological series contains one note and one meeting record.These documents concern student exchanges in NATO countries and the funding for those exchanges. The Working Group also discussed the programme of scholarships granted to students and for summer courses.

Science Committee Working Group on Scholarships

Committee of Technical Advisors

The documents in the AC/110 series contain information on the problem of economic development in the underdeveloped countries and data on the various economic and technical aspects of the Pineau plan (e.g.: proposal to set up an agency for world economic development), as well as information on the position taken by each NATO member nation vis-à-vis the Pineau plan.

Committee of Technical Advisors

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