The Dirty War: Covert Strategies and Tactics Used in Political Conflicts

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Taylor & Francis, 1999 - History - 468 pages
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With all the intrigue of a good spy novel, The Dirty War uncovers a real-life underground world of double and triple agents -- many of whom have shared their stories with the author. In this enthralling and controversial book, Martin Dillon examines the roles played by the Provisional IRA, the State forces, the Irish Government and the British Army during this troubled period. He unravels the mystery of a war in which informers, agents and double agents operate, and reveals disturbing facts about the way in which the terrorists and the intelligence agencies target, undermine and penetrate each other's ranks.
 

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Interesting book , well researched and written

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Not for the casual reader, this is a factual account of the bloody and "dirty" conflict between loyalists and nationalists in Northern Ireland from about 1968 to 1990. Dillon is to be applauded for ... Read full review

Contents

Civil Rights the Dublin
1
Gangs CounterGangs and Secret Burials
23
British Intelligence and the IRA
53
British Agents in Ireland
85
The Pitchfork Killings
113
Hero or Villain?
147
Holroyd and Wallace
171
Loyalist Terror Groups
191
Agents Informers and Double Agents
283
IRA Informers
333
Treachery and Special Branch Spies
351
The Technology of Surveillance
363
Money Qadhafi Guns
381
Criminal Alliances and Terrorism
403
The Dirty War Goes On
417
Postscript
437

Honeytraps
211
The Security Forces and the UDA
227
The Unseen Hand?
255
The Green Book
447
Index
462
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