This BBC series, originally aired in 1992, is about a far-right secret army, operated by the CIA and MI6 through NATO, which killed hundreds of
innocent Europeans and attempted to blame the deaths on Baader Meinhof, Red Brigades and other left wing groups. Known as 'stay-behinds' these
armies were given access to military equipment which was supposed to be used for sabotage after a Soviet invasion. Instead it was used in massacres
across mainland Europe as part of a CIA Strategy of Tension. Gladio killing sprees in Belgium and Italy were carried out for the purpose of
frightening the national political classes into adopting U.S. policies.
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