Allied Coordination Committee (ACC)

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History

Dec 1944, by civilian and military security services of participating nations. Treaty for Collaboration in Economic, Social and Cultural Matters and for Collective Self-defence (Brussels Treaty), signed 1948, created Clandestine Committee of the Western Union (CCWU), which became, by 1951, Clandestine Planning Committee (CPC), based in Paris. CPC created, 1957, 2 sub-committees, one of which went on to become ACC. Also known as: Stay Behind Network; GLADIO Network. Current level of activity, if any, is unclear.

Aims

In the event of a Soviet attack on western Europe: function as a resistance network; evacuate VIPs; remove security service secret documents; maintain contact with government ministers.

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Activities

Coordination of 'Stay Behind' networks. In peacetime: elaboration of directives for the network; development of its clandestine capability; organization of bases in UK and USA. In wartime: planning of stay behind operations in conjunction with SHAPE; activation of clandestine bases. Between 1980 and 1986, arranged triennial international exercises to test radiocommunications network and the collation of information. Joint Meetings of CPC and ACC recorded 1986. Last known meeting, Oct 1990, purportedly discussed re-orientation of ACC.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

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Members

Members in 10 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

F1722

Last News Received

2008
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