Bibliography sheet for tape #836 December 14, 1987 Side 2
THE NEUTRON BOMB, CONTINUED. ARTICLES FROM GERMANY
V. "TAZ" 10/28/87 Editorial, "FRANKREICHS PRASIDENT ZUR NEUTRONENBOMBE".
President Mitterand is prepared to build neutron bombs. This subject brought up just prior to Mitterand's trip to visit Germany, Helmut Kohl. Decision for deployment would be in West Germany.
VI. INTERVIEW WITH CHARLES HERNU, MITTERAND'S CLOSE MILITARY ADVISOR and with PIERRE MESSMER, key position with RIGHT WING MAJORITY CAMP, FORMER DEFENSE MINISTER.
Reconciliation of socialists and military after Greenpeace incident.
France and Germany have mutual defense interests.
Signals are on "go" for neutron bomb to be delivered to Germany, need Mitterand signature plus PUBLIC OPINION. (CIA William Casey, CIA journalists, tried to sway European public opinion in 1981, with Alex Haig pushing neutron bomb, former NATO chief.)
"Deterrence will take technological development into account" (such as neutron bomb).
"The plans for a French-German nuclear alliance do not belong in the public square".
It would be a "GREAT PSYCHOLOGICAL MISTAKE" to share plans with public.
VII. "TAZ", EDITORIAL, 7/28/87 "DIE TAGES ZEITUNG"
Ex-Chancellor Schmidt stated that disarmament talks on scrapping medium range missiles would lead "to next steps, REARMAMENTS NOW BEING ENGINEERED."
The French tests on NURUROA ATOLL are for neutron bombs, mass production.
Militarists already in agreement where they will be deployed, along the GDR, German border. This would be a first step to a nuclearized Germany.
VIII. "FRANKFURT RUNDSCHAU" 4/14/87 "HABEN USA NEUTRONENWAFFEN?"
British University of Bradford, report on 600 neutron bombs, Seneca, NY. "Preparations for first use of nuclear weapons in Europe." They can be brought over within a few hours in time of crises.
Part of "overall modernization program of TNF, Theatre Nuclear Force, extended range, greater precision, larger explosive power."
"Some of the conventional NUCLEAR WEAPONS CAN ALSO BE EQUIPPED WITH THESE NEUTRON BOMB WARHEADS, transforming them into NEUTRON WARHEADS." Dan Plesch, author of the study, suspects NATO STRATEGY has also changed, whereby nuclear weapons will be used at ONSET OF ANY CONFLICT." NATO now German MANFRED WOERNER, who has urged a greater military spending to counter Soviet military build-up." SFC 12/12/87.
IX. DIE TAGESZEITUNG, 7/28/87 Two full pages of this edition.
"FRANZOISISCHE NEUTRONENBOMBE SOLL IN DER BRD STATIONIERT"
The first report of the French neutron bomb and its deployment into West Germany with "the second key." Germany will have a voice in its use.
The neutron bomb, tactical bomb, is to be mounted on the HADES MISSILE. France's leading military experts UNANIMOUS regarding German-French cooperation. France said, "They were making neutron bomb to protect Germany."
Speaker of Defense Ministry, Faube, said the public "should not be informed." Protected by the constitution and laws, political defense decisions MAY BE SECRET."
(Mitterand, Hernu, Hernu's aides all know of French arms to Iran.)