- 1956 - 1967 (Creation)
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This chronological series contains the memoranda sent by the Standing Group Liaison Office in Paris (SGLO, renamed SGREP after 25 December 1956). The representative of the Liaison Office and his colleagues (Secretary and Deputy Secretaries) were regularly invited to Washington for training and briefings by the SG and its subordinate groups, and also by the Military Committee (MC). The SGREPs were addressed to: -the Standing Group in Washington -the Secretary General or the Executive Secretary Their aim was to provide information on ongoing discussions among the military authorities and any problems that might arise. The document in question was generally attached to the SGREP.
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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
- defence planning for Berlin
- NATO nations' defence problems and statements by their representatives
There was no set presentation for the SGREPs. The message or memorandum in question was sometimes attached to the basic document.
The SGREP sometimes refers to a discussion with the recipient.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Originally, the SGREPS did not have a reference number and were arranged in chronological order. Their handwritten reference, which was added subsequently, contains the acronym, followed by the date of the meeting (e.g. SGREP-160365).
The SGREP-MISCs have a reference (the acronym followed by the date: e.g. SGREP-MISC-4433). They are arranged in chronological order.
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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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Language and script notes
SGREP documents were issued in English and French.
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For more information, see also the following notices:
- London branch, Standing Group secretariat (LBSG)
- other memoranda produced by the Liaison Office of the SG representative in Paris: SGLO, SGLP, RMD, LOSTAN and LOM