- 1952 - 1953 (Creation)
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The AC/29 chronological series contains the records of the Working Group on Definition of Common Infrastructure. The Working Group was created by the North Atlantic Council on the 21 October 1952 to discuss the objections raised by the Portuguese government to a decision from the Joint Meeting of the Infrastructure Committee and the Military Budget Committee that certain items were suitable for inclusion in International Military Budgets rather than an Infrastructure Program. The meetings of the Working Group were chaired by Mr. A.J. Bastin and were attended by representatives of the delegations of Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Mr. R. Stinglhamber (secretary) from the International Staff was also present as well as Lt. Col. Paul M. Strando, a Standing Group Liaison Officer. The Working Group held its first meeting on the 21 October 1952 and met four more times over the succeeding year. During these meetings, the Working Group discussed what criteria the Joint Meeting of the Infrastructure Committee and Military Budget Committee used to arrive at their decision and also to appoint a working group that would devise a clear- cut definition of infrastructure. The last meeting of the Working Group was held on the 7 May 1953.
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The AC/29 chronological series includes reports on meetings of the Working Group. During the meetings the Working Group discusses which criteria was previously used by the Joint Meeting of the Infrastructure Committee and Military Budget Committee to deliberate infrastructure. The Working Group was also given the task of determining a clear definition of infrastructure. The Infrastructure Committee and the Military Budget Committee agreed on a report that clarified what criteria was used. Lacking a clear definition of infrastructure, the Working Group was still able to find a suitable answer to Portugal’s objection.
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The records in the AC/29 series are assembled by type - Document (D), Record (R) and Notice (N) - and then by number.
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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 documents of the chronological series were circulated in both NATO official languages (English and French).
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