Peter Broderick

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Peter Broderick became the head of Army information in Northern Ireland in 1973.[1]

On 12 August 1974, he wrote a paper called 'The Information War' calling for a 'strong, determined psychological operation' under the cover name 'information policy'. It envisaged a range of techniques from political speeches to 'at the extreme - front organisations, rumor etc.'[2]


  1. Paul Foot, Who Framed Colin Wallace, Pan Books, 1989, p.20.
  2. P. Broderick to B Webster, 'The Information War', 12 August 1974. National archives file CJ 4/887.