Unveiling South Africa's nuclear past

  title={Unveiling South Africa's nuclear past},
  author={Verne Harris and Sello Hatang and Peter Liberman},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  pages={457 - 476}
Research into South African apartheid-era nuclear weapons history has been severely hampered by longstanding secrecy laws, not to mention the destruction of most policy records. The recent declassification and release of a 1975 Defence Force memorandum recommending the acquisition of nuclear weapons, however, shows that important documents have survived. This document sheds new light on military attitudes about nuclear acquisition, and about the extent of the South African-Israeli alliance. It… 

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