The Business of Death: Britain’s Arms Trade at Home and Abroad

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[…] expectations even further. In fact it is a fascinating read. If, like me, you had vaguely assumed that the defence sector was a cosy racket involving the MOD and the manufacturing companies ripping-off the tax-payer, you will discover that you were right; and with this book you will have the evidence to back-up your […]

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UFOs and the governments of the USA and UK

[…] responses consequently sometimes inaccurate. Contrary to claims made by Air Staff 2 (a) that they are privy to all UFO reports, there is a component within the MOD which deals with more serious aspects of this subject. On October 23 1989, in the course of one of my investigations, I contacted this particular MOD […]

Wallace on Pincher on Wallace

[…] Information Policy, was, as he told the Civil Service Appeal Board, simply making formal an arrangement that had existed on an informal basis for several years. The MOD and the security services had, therefore, three years experience of my work with that unit before I was formally transferred to it on promotion. It is […]

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A note on the British deployment of nuclear weapons in crises – with particular reference to the Falklands and Gulf Wars and the purchase of Trident

[…] after the war. I talked to the researcher later that night, pointing out this possible line of argument, and he said he would go back to the MoD the following morning, a Saturday, to check it out. This he did, as Newsnight was at the time broadcasting seven nights a week, but the MoD […]

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The New Spies: Exploring the Frontiers of Espionage

James Adams Hutchinson, London, 1994. I first noticed James Adams when he began running some of the MOD’s disinformation lines about Colin Wallace and Fred Holroyd in 19867. For a while I collected articles by him which seemed to show the traces of Whitehall briefings. Then I stopped: what was I going to do with […]

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In camera injustice

[…] evidence was produced, but the jury were given the impression that I had obtained the job illegitimately. (b) I had two private meetings at EMI and the MoD to discuss my security clearance. These meetings were recorded without my knowledge and the original tapes destroyed. However, transcripts of these meetings were analysed in court […]

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First supplement to ‘A Who’s Who of the British Secret State’

[…] (1978) B. 4/4/25 D. 24/8/78 MAGDALEN COLL. OXF. 43-45 RNVR -46 CAMBRIDGE -49 WAR OFFICE -53 PRINCIPAL WAR OFFICE -61 COMM. SEC. WESTERN COMMAND -63 ASSISTANT SEC. MOD -70 ASSISTANT SEC. OF STATE MOD -73 UNDER-SEC. CIVIL SERVICE DEPT. -74 DEPUTY SEC. N.IRELAND OFFICE * MI5 LIAISON (PHOENIX 16/9/83) -76 DEPUTY UNDER-SEC. (ARMY) MOD […]

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Kincoragate: More Bodies

[…] and of disclosing details of the expulsion of three Soviet diplomats from Britain in Apri1 1983. Soon after the court appearance (Bettaney was on loan to the MOD) a government spokesman stated that no one had been expelled from the country. True, but a few days earlier Mr Guennadi Saline (codename ‘Silver’) First Secretary […]

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Spooks

[…] all efforts by the agents to come in from the cold and has abandoned the soldiers because of the offences they carried out while army agents. The MoD is refusing to pull them out of Northern Ireland and give them new identities to protect them from republican reprisals.’ Sixteen Army officers inside the IRA? […]

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Smearing Wallace and Holroyd

[…] and Richard Koldewey. I just give them their busfare kick them out (usually by stamping on their clutching fingers) and correct from where I see the stone-throwing mod forming. Richard Koldewey commands the 1 RTR Air Squadron here in Omagh and is a dead keen novice with about 40 free-falls to his name. He’s […]

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