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NATO's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  54 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This fascinating new study shows how the CIA and the British secret service, in collaboration with the military alliance NATO and European military secret services, set up a network of clandestine anti-communist armies in Western Europe after World War II.

These secret soldiers were trained on remote islands in the Mediterranean and in unorthodox warfare centres in England
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Paperback, 315 pages
Published February 3rd 2005 by Frank Cass Publishers (first published 2004)
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sabisteb
Nachdem ich Foschepoths „Überwachtes Deutschland“ gelesen habe, hatte ich schon nur noch sehr wenige Illusionen, in einer Demokratie zu leben. Dieses Buch jedoch, zerreißt auch noch den letzten dünnen Schleier der Illusion, den der Westen als seine ach so grandiosen Ideale rühmt.
Wenn man nach Foschepoths Buch noch die Hoffnung hatte, dass man an diesem System irgendwas retten oder verbessern könnte, macht einem diese Buch klar, dass da nicht mehr zu retten ist, sondern, dass diese Strukturen mit
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Doug
Though written in dull, academic style, this story exploded on the scene in the early 1990s, with various European governments confirming it. It's the story of secret right-wing/Nazi armies setup by the U.S. and NATO at the start of the Cold War to serve as behind-the-lines shock troops in the event of a Soviet invasion. Since that never occurred, these secret armies ended up taking part in numerous false-flag terrorist operations they blamed on the left. It's a key text linking the right and fa ...more
Matteo
i am glad this book exists. it sheds light on an important part of european history (and italian history) that i did not know enough about, and about which not enough has been written
Luka Novak
While the topic is very interesting and author seemed to do decent ammount of research the main flaw of the book is that it doesn't rely on primary sources. Instead it uses secondary sources like testemonies of people involved and various reports.

While author freely admits this and explains primary sources were not available this severly decreases the extent of what book can actually uncover, since secondary sources are by nature less reliable and less that full.

Good attempt but far short of wh
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Kersplebedeb
Jan 29, 2008 Kersplebedeb rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people studying the NATO or the far right in Europe.
Would have been a four-star book had the translation not been so crappy - truly unfortunate.
Ignat
Realpolitik. CIA and MI6 created and sponsored terrorists states around the world. Secret NATO protocols. Must read!
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