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“Before you lose the cohesiveness of the [NATO] alliance—that is, before you are subject to (conventional Soviet military) penetration [of Western Europe] on a fairly broad scale—you will request, not you may, but you will request the use of nuclear weapons…”
U.S. General Bernard Rogers, NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) International Defense Review, February 1986;Memorandum from Paul Rogers, UK Parliament Select Committee on Defence Written Evidence 15 January 2007 (Emphasis added in the original).
The above amounts to a ‘nuclear first strike’ scenario if not policy, something which NATO and its member countries usually shy away from even today, at least publicly. Although the above noted United Kingdom (UK) Parliament Select Committee on Defence Written Evidence does contain the following ‘nuclear first strike’ usage statement by the UK Ministry of Defence to a UK Parliamentary Select Committee in 1988.
“The fundamental objective of maintaining the capability for selective sub-strategic use of theatre weapons is political—to demonstrate in advance that NATO has the capability and will to use nuclear weapons in a deliberate, politically-controlled way with the objective of restoring deterrence by inducing the aggressor to terminate his aggression and withdraw.”