- 1952 (Creation)
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The AC/38 chronological series contains the records of the Special Committee of Ministers on Infrastructure. This committee was established following a meeting of the North Atlantic Council. As part of a revision of the requirements for the fourth infrastructure slice, the Military Committee underscored the need for an agreement on the funding of infrastructure programmes, failing which delays would build up and thus interfere with the deployment of military forces. At its meeting on 15-19 December 1952, the Special Committee of Ministers on Infrastructure endeavoured to find and discuss funding solutions (in particular cost-sharing solutions for the projects listed in North Atlantic Council memorandum C-M(52)129)) and report on them to the Council.
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The AC/38 chronological series contains the records of the Special Committee of Ministers on Infrastructure. The documents mainly address the funding method for projects in the fourth infrastructure slice and the cost-sharing between the host countries and the countries providing funding.
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The documents are arranged by type, i.e. Record/Summary Record (R).
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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 NATO’s two official languages, English and French.