- 1951 - 1952 (Creation)
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The AC/8 chronological series contains the records of the Joint Working Group on Production, Finance and Military Requirements. The Joint Working Group was created by the Council Deputies on 30 July 1951 to prepare an overall picture of the defence problem as it then stood, expressed in financial terms. The group was also tasked to analyze the financial, military and economic questions arising from the above picture to recommend to the Council Deputies courses of action to be followed by each NATO body concerned.The meetings were attended by representatives of the Defence Production Board, the Financial and Economics Board, the Standing Group and the United States Major Defence Acquisition Program (MDAP).The Joint Working Group held its first meeting on 17 August 1951 and met six more times over the next 5 months, with the last meeting held on 4 Dec 1951. As a result of their discussions, the Joint Working Group recommended the creation of the Statistical Coordinating and Screening Committee, and drafted their terms of reference.
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The AC/8 chronological series includes reports on meetings of the Joint Working Group. During these meetings the Joint Working Group discussed the problems surrounding defence production, such as military requirements and defence expenditure.
The series also includes reports on the production, finance and military requirements problems, and the terms of reference for the Statistical Coordinating and Screening Committee.
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The records in the AC/8 series are assembled by type - Document (D) and Record (R) - and then by number.
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Conditions governing access
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 documents of the chronological series were circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French).