- 1952 - 1966 (Creation)
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The Standing Group (hereinafter referred to as the SG) had an internal structure of technical and consultative committees (see SGM-1702-53). One of those was the International Planning Team (IPT), active from 1952 to 1964. The Standing Group and all its subordinate groups (including the IPT) were abolished in July 1966 after France decided to withdraw from the integrated military structure (see MCM-90-66(REV) and GF(66)D-27).
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The IPT met at national representative level approximately once a week, generally at the SG HQ. IPT meetings were attended by the chairman (French, British and American, on a rotational basis), three representatives (one per IPT nation), military representatives invited according to topics discussed (often from the MRC) and the IPT secretary.
The RECORD(IPT)s are the records of these meetings. They are a verbatim record of the contributions made by each person. They continue the series of MEMO(IPT)s, which were presented differently and consisted of a short summary of the discussion and the decisions taken.
The RECORD(IPT)s cover the subjects studied by the International Planning Team, as presented in the IPT series (244 subjects in total). The meeting's participants (e.g. the national representatives to the MRC) gave their point of view on these subjects.
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RECORD(IPT) documents do not have a reference. Their handwritten reference, which was added at a later date, consists of the acronym followed by the acronym of the NATO body which participated in the meeting (often the MRC), if applicable, and the meeting date. For example, RECORD-IPT/MILREPS 180652.
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RECORD(IPT)s were issued in English.
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For more information on the IPT's organization and missions, see the IPT notice, as well as the D/SECY(IPT) and MEMO(IPT) notices.
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