Subverters of France

Kelly, George A.
February 1962
New Republic;2/19/62, Vol. 146 Issue 8, p12
Explores the origins, motives and tactics of the conspiratorial and paramilitary Secret Army Organization (SAO) in Algeria. Claim that SAO was established as a reaction to the failure of revolutionary war in Algeria; Influence of the SAO in the political right, Catholic Church and other political agencies and forces; Claim that the SAO was involved in the failed assassination of French President Charles de Gaulle; Suggestion that the strategy of SAO is calculated to achieve the maximum effect of doubt and apprehension in the civilian populace; Effect of the failed April 22, 1961 putsch of colonels on the French Army in Algeria; Forms of terrorism SAO is committed to launch.


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