Thursday, August 30, 2007

Academic Studies

In an academic research article published in Contemporary Security Policy, Kate Utting deals with the British experience in Palestin 1945 -1948 and writes there:-

The terrorist campaign [by the Jewish resistance undergrounds] had been successful in confronting Britain with 'a direct choice between total repression and total withdrawal' (according to Ian Beckett, "Modern Insurgencies...", 2005, p. 89)


General Sir Alan Cunningham, ,the High Commissioner after 1946, recognised that Britain faced a different type of military challenge with 'sophisticated Zionist irregulars, who practiced modern guerrilla warfare" (according to Tim Jones, "The British Army and Counter-Guerrilla Warfare in Trasition, 1944-1952", 1996, p. 89)