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Civil Support Operations in Northern Ireland (Or how to mess up badly by doing the right thing)

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6m Mar 17, 2021
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[Correction: Where I say "Short Falls", I should have said "Short Strand"]

Well, I figured I had to do something Irish for Paddy's Day. The initial British Army involvement in Northern Ireland is an excellent case study in how adherence to a tactical mission without particular reference to the larger political or cultural issues managed to squander an opportunity for a positive outcome and turned an initially positive community reaction into violent hostility.

Link to British Army assessment.
http://www.vilaweb.cat/media/attach/vwedts/docs/op_banner_analysis_released.pdf

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