Secret War in the Middle East: The Covert Struggle for Syria, 1949-1961
Covert action and terrorism have played major roles in the politics of the Middle East. It is impossible to comprehend the intricacies of regional politics without an understanding of the covert machinations that lie beneath the surface. This pioneering work is an in-depth study of the role of covert action in Syrian politics and foreign relations between 1949 and 1961.
Topics covered include the role of foreign governments in manipulating Syria's numerous military coups starting with Husni al-Za'im's in 1949; the covert struggle to remove Adib al-Shishakli which culminated in his overthrow in 1954; the conflicts in the late 1950s between Syrian politicians and officers that dragged in the spymasters of the United States, Britain, the USSR, France, Iraq and Saudi Arabia; the consolidation of power in Syria by security chief Abd al-Hamid Sarraj and his covert battles with Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq from 1957 onwards. Throughout the book, particular attention is paid to the role of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party.
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COVERT BATTLEGROUND 4 VICTIM
Coups and covert action 1949
The Shishakli era 194954 02
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Abdallah ABSP Acheson Aleppo Allen Dulles American Amman April Arab arms arrested assassination August Ba'th Ba'th Party Ba'thists Baghdad Barazi Beirut bomb Bourse Egyptienne Britain British Broadmead Broadmead to FO Chief of Staff Colonel Communist coup covert action Damascus December Defence Deuxieme Bureau Druze Dulles Egypt Egyptian Eisenhower Library February Foreign Office French FRUS Gallman to SS Greater Syria Hashimite Hawrani hereafter Hinnawi's Husayni Husni al-Za'im Hussein intelligence interview Iraq Iraqi plot Israel Israeli Jabal Druze January Johnston to FO Joint Weeka Jordan Jordanian July June King leaders Lebanese Lebanon Legation London Malki March Memcon Middle East Military Attache Montagu-Pollock Moose Moose to SS NARG 59 NARG 84 Nasser National November Nuri October Pact plans politicians President Presse Syrienne Prime Minister Quwatli Radio regime Rifa'i role Rubrique Sa'adah Sa'udi Arabia Sarraj September Shishakli Shuqayr Soviet SSNP struggle Syrie Tapline Union United Za'im