NATO's Secret Armies

By Daniele Ganser,

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

Book description

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…

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1 author picked NATO's Secret Armies as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

At the end of the Cold War in 1991, an Italian underground political action structure was revealed under the name Gladio (sword) to which the Strategy of Tension was traced.

That strategy successfully kept the powerful Communist Party of Italy out of the government by bomb attacks and assassinations.

This book offers the details of identical underground structures for all NATO member states, highlighting the dramatic interventions they undertook to keep the Cold War ideology alive. 

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