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Author O'Malley, Brendan.

Title The Cyprus conspiracy : America, espionage and the Turkish invasion / Brendan O'Malley and Ian Craig.

Published London : I.B. Tauris, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  327.7305693 OMAL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 268 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 258-260.
Contents 1 Strategic Prize: Britain's Vital Military Base 1 -- 2 Enemy Within: The Rise of the Enosis Campaign 8 -- 3 Secret Alliance: Eden Stokes Turkish Violence 17 -- 4 Military Crackdown: Harding Gets Tough 24 -- 5 Hamstrung at Suez: Grivas Sabotages Military Preparations 32 -- 6 Macmillan's Pact: Eisenhower Deal Frees Makarios 45 -- 7 Sounding the Retreat: NATO Allowed to Mediate 52 -- 8 North Atlantic Agenda: Eisenhower Rejects the Macmillan Plan 60 -- 9 Pax Americana: The Settlement Secures NATO Ties 68 -- 10 A Sham Independence: The Unsinkable Aircraft-carrier 77 -- 11 Constitutional Collapse: The Bloodbath Begins 87 -- 12 America's Secret Option: A Limited Invasion 94 -- 13 A Crude Partition: The British Defend Turkish Enclaves 101 -- 14 NATO Plot: Plans to Split Cyprus 113 -- 15 Fallen Allies: Grivas Risks War 120 -- 16 'Red Priest': Assassination Target 131 -- 17 Crisis of Trust: Spying Bases at Risk 140 -- 18 Invisible Hand: The Greek Colonels Oust Makarios 151 -- 19 Searching Questions: Kissinger and Callaghan are Cross-examined 156 -- 20 Warnings of a Coup: The CIA Knew in Advance 161 -- 21 Washington Stalls: Britain Sends a Task-force 169 -- 22 America's Veto: Kissinger Blocks Military Deterrent 176 -- 23 Turkish Landing: Britain on the Brink of War 187 -- 24 A Creeping Invasion: Talks at Geneva 199 -- 25 Road to War: Kissinger Over-rules Callaghan 206 -- 26 To the Attila Line: US Pressure Contains the Advances 216 -- 27 Sabotaged by Congress: The Bitter Legacy Lives On 222 -- Appendix Interview with Henry Kissinger 232.
Summary A generation after the Greek colonels staged a coup on Cyprus in July 1974, dramatically ousting its Greek-Cypriot leader Archbishop Makarios, and Turkey retaliated by invading and seizing a third of the country, the historic Mediterranean island remains split in two. Cyprus is still bristling with troops and espionage bases and remains permanently policed by the United Nations.
Henry Kissinger claimed he could do nothing to stop this adventure because of the Watergate crisis. The Cyprus Conspiracy provides crucial evidence that this was no failure of American foreign policy but the realization of a longstanding plan. It reveals for the first time the explosive strategic reasons why the island was divided, saving its top-secret defence and spying facilities from communist take-over or British defence spending cuts. Cyprus had become invaluable to Washington, monitoring both Central Asia for Soviet nuclear missile technology and the Middle East for potential military threats.
The Cyprus Conspiracy makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of great power politics and the role of intelligence gathering in generating one of the world's most intractable international conflicts.
Other author Craig, Ian.
Subject Multinational Force and Observers.
Cyprus -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Greece -- History -- 1974-
Cyprus -- History -- Cyprus Crisis, 1974-
ISBN 1860644392
1860647375 (paperback)