The Palestine Police Force and the challenges of gathering counterterrorism intelligence, 1939–1947

@article{Hoffman2013ThePP,
  title={The Palestine Police Force and the challenges of gathering counterterrorism intelligence, 1939–1947},
  author={B. Hoffman},
  journal={Small Wars & Insurgencies},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={609 - 647}
}
  • B. Hoffman
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
This article assesses the performance of the Palestine Police Force (PPF) in countering the Jewish underground organizations that challenged British rule over Palestine after World War II. It argues that four reasons account for the PPF's inability to contain the terrorist threat: the chronic manpower shortages that ultimately compromised its effectiveness and required the military's intervention; the progressive militarization of the PPF that undermined its ability to discharge traditional… Expand
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