McMahon

 

McMahon, John J. "Good-bye to the Farm." INSCOM Journal, Jul.-Aug. 1997, 18ff.

The author traces the organizational history of Vint Hill Farms from 12 June 1942 to its closing on 12 June 1997. INSCOM activities associated with Vint Hill Farms have been consolidated elsewhere.

[MI/Army/90s/VintHill]

McMahon, Paul. "British Intelligence and the Anglo-Irish Truce, July-December, 1921." Irish Historical Studies 35 (2006-2007): 519-540.

[OtherCountries/Ireland/ToWWII; UK/Interwar/Gen]

McMahon, Paul. British Spies and Irish Rebels: British Intelligence and Ireland, 1916-1945. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2008.

O'Halpin, I&NS 23.5/fn.15 (Oct. 2008), says that this work "provides an admirably researched survey of Anglo-Irish and Belfast/London security relations up to 1945." In Dublin Review of Books 8 (Winter 2008-09), O'Halpin notes that his "conclusion on finishing this excellent study is that the most striking gap in British intelligence on Ireland, from the early twentieth century to the present day, is not on the republican movement or the Irish state, but on Ulster loyalism." For Deirdre McMahon, Irish Times, 23 Aug. 2008, the author "writes lucidly and sensibly on a subject that often attracts fevered treatment, and he makes excellent use of recently released intelligence material in both Irish and British archives."

[OtherCountries/Ireland/ToWWII & WWII; UK/Interwar/Gen]

McMahon, Paul. "Covert Operations and Official Collaboration: British Intelligence's Dual Approach to Ireland during World War II." Intelligence and National Security 18, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 41-64.

"In the early stages of the war, preoccupied by the threats posed by its neutral neighbour, and possessing little faith in the willingness or ability of the Irish authorities to protect its security, Britain had initially responded by engaging in a series of clandestine intelligence missions in Ireland. Simultaneously, British security organizations began to develop an unprecedented level of cooperation with their Irish counterparts. These two very different approaches were conducted in parallel for most of the conflict, with a surprising absence of friction, but it was eventually realized that all Britain's security needs could be satisfied by collaboration with the Irish authorities."

[UK/WWII/Services/MI5]

McMahon, Robert J. "The Point of No Return: The Eisenhower Administration and Indonesia, 1953-1960." In The Eisenhower Administration, the Third World, and the Globalization of the Cold War, eds. Kathryn C. Statler and Andrew L. Johns. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.

[CA/Indonesia]

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