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Title: A Never-Ending Story: The Italian Contribution to FIG
Authors: Moretti, Massimiliano
Keywords: FIGatomic military cooperationFIG secrete protocolTripartite Military Committeehistoriography of military cooperationdeclassification and transparency
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Massimiliano Moretti, “A Never-Ending Story: The Italian Contribution to FIG”, in Elisabetta Bini, Igor Londero (edited by), “Nuclear Italy. An International History of Italian Nuclear Policies during the Cold War”, Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2017, pp. 105-118
On November 28, 1957, the Defense Ministers of France, Italy and Germany (FIG) signed a far-reaching secret protocol, which contemplated the possibility of atomic military cooperation. Relying on new archival sources, this chapter investigates Italy’s involvement in this ambitious trilateral project. It also examines aspects not strictly pertaining to the nuclear dimension of the endeavor. This narrative attempts to show that the established historiography may have over-estimated the atomic component of the story, by overlooking long-lasting forms of conventional military cooperation. Surprisingly, these attempts at conventional cooperation also reveal other hidden nuclear angles of this strangely polyhedral triangle.
Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 978-88-8303-812-9
eISBN: 978-88-8303-813-6
Appears in Collections:Nuclear Italy An International History of Italian Nuclear Policies during the Cold War

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