STAND - Standing Group

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STAND - Standing Group

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The STAND chronological sub-series contains messages sent by the Standing Group (SG) via its secretariat. The STAND documents are messages concerning high-level policies, addressed to the NATO commands, the representative of the SG Liaison Office in London and then Paris, the SG agencies and national Defence Ministries. STAND documents were always approved by the SG or the Steering Committee (SG/SC). After 1954, all messages sent by the SG concerning a policy were STAND documents. Many STAND documents were replies to messages from the SG Liaison Office (LOSTAN and LOM). The SG received two kinds of messages in reply to STAND documents: -from SACEUR or SHAPE - these were known as SHAPTO -from SACLANT - these were known as LANTO


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