By J. Newsinger
British Counterinsurgency examines the insurgencies that experience faced the British country because the finish of the second one international conflict, and on the equipment used to struggle them. It appears on the guerrilla campaigns in Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus, South Yemen, Oman, and such a lot lately in Northern eire, and considers the explanations for British luck or failure in suppressing them. It offers a hard-nosed account of the realities of counterinsurgency as practised through the main skilled safety institution on the earth this day.
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An attempt was made to improve the effectiveness of the Palestine Police with Sir Charles Wickham, fresh from heading the British Police Mission in Greece, producing a critical report on the force’s organisation and morale. As part of an attempt to bring in new ideas, the Inspector General, Nicol Gray, appointed Bernard Fergusson, a former officer with the Chindits, the head of Combined Operations, as Assistant Inspector General with responsibility for Operations and Training. He proposed setting up a special mobile undercover counter-terrorist force to operate in Jewish areas and carry the war to the terrorists.
15 The party leadership, however, was dominated by Lai Tek and he carried the day. It was decided that armed struggle was not the way forward and that the party should follow a constitutional road, concentrating on trade union activity and the establishment of legal front organisations through which it could build up its political influence. 16 Discussion of this fateful decision is complicated by the personality of Lai Tek, one of the most remarkable figures in Communist history. It now seems established beyond any serious doubt that he was an agent of the British before the outbreak of the War and that during the Japanese occupation he had only remained alive by performing the same role for the Japanese secret police, the Kempeitai.
The Malay National Party, which was very much influenced by the MCP (its President Moktaruddin Lasso was a former MPAJA guerrilla), established a parallel Council of Joint Action (PUTERA) and the two bodies joined together to oppose the Federation and to demand the democratisation of the state. The PMCJA–PUTERA conducted a campaign of meetings and demonstrations against the Federation proposals, culminating in a one-day general strike on 20 October 1947. 20 The Cold War interpretation of the eventual outbreak of Communist insurrection in Malaya in 1948 was that the MCP had been ordered to revolt by Moscow and was faithfully following orders.
British Counterinsurgency: From Palestine to Northern Ireland by J. Newsinger