|Updated: 22 October 1999||NATO Archives|
International Staff subject files relating to the "Future Tasks of the Alliance"
The International Staff subject files relating to the "Future Tasks of the Alliance" (also known as the elaboration of the "Harmel Report") are now declassified and opened to the public. They can be consulted in the NATO Archives Reading Room.
So far, only the formal chronological document series for the period 1949 to 1965 have been declassified and are accessible by researchers.
The 9 volumes (0.30m) have been compiled by the Archives from files initially created by the Political Affairs, Defence Planning and Policy Sub-registries of the International Staff and the Private Office of the Secretary General. They cover a period from December 1966 to December 1967.
They are composed of formal and informal documents of the Special Group and of its four Sub-groups as well as documents from the Council, the Secretary General, summary records of private meetings of Permanent Representatives, internal notes and national contributions.
Most of the formal documents exist both in English and in
French. The informal documents and national contributions exist in the
language in which they were drafted. A contents list is included in each