The use of undercover military units in counter-terrorist operations: a historical analysis with reference to contemporary anti-terrorism

@article{Hughes2010TheUO,
  title={The use of undercover military units in counter-terrorist operations: a historical analysis with reference to contemporary anti-terrorism},
  author={G. Hughes},
  journal={Small Wars & Insurgencies},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={561 - 590}
}
  • G. Hughes
  • Published 2010
  • Political Science
  • Small Wars & Insurgencies
This article examines the use of specialised plain-clothes military units in counter-terrorism, concentrating on examples involving liberal-democratic states. It analyses the benefits and problems arising from clandestine military activity, focusing in particular on British army units (notably 14 Intelligence Company and the Force Research Unit in Northern Ireland). The article concludes by arguing that such formations have a clear utility – notably in gathering intelligence on terrorist groups… Expand
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