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the aspect of counterintelligence designed to detect and prevent subversive activities

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In his study of the history of countersubversion in the United States from 1917 to 1948, Alex Goodall offers a definition of his subject as something engaged in by "those people who argued it was necessary to defend the political system from covert threats.
When discussing the origins of federal countersubversion during World War I, for example, he notes how it was "at a profound level driven by progressive ideals and progressive method" despite the voluntarism and "limits of early twentieth-century bureaucratic government" because it ultimately depended on belief in the common good, even if that was a "conjured" and "Active image of a united democratic national consensus.
We're inadvertently building up the brand"); see also David Kilcullen, Subversion and Countersubversion in the Campaign against Terrorism in Europe, 30 STUD.
Anonymous snitches, some nursing ancient grudges, proliferated in the overheated atmosphere of the countersubversion and counterperversion purges," he reports.
According to Boukhari, who maintained the daily logs for the police's formidable countersubversion unit, Ben Barka died the night he was kidnapped while being tortured under interrogation in a villa near Paris.
Martin allegedly had unfettered access to the countersubversion unit's logs and attended the agency's meetings at which the Ben Barka operation was planned.
The antiterrorist campaign has escalated in the past year as the forces of order, free from external regulation, engage in indiscriminate countersubversion actions.
See David Kilcullen, "Subversion and Countersubversion in the Campaign against Terrorism in Europe," Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 30 (2007).
33) See Kilcullen, "Subversion and Countersubversion in the Campaign against Terrorism in Europe.
Frank Donner and more systematically documented government's assault on basic rights and demonstrated that more damage has been done in the name of countersubversion than the so-called subversives themselves could have ever inflicted on the Republic.
The need for counterterrorism measures not only spearheaded a renewal of domestic countersubversion operations following strong criticisms of such operations during the mid-1970s, but was also unique in effecting qualitative changes in the nature of the bureaucratic security sector itself.
Along with the general acceptance of a counterterrorist surveillance function for ASIO, there has been, since the problems of the late 1970s regarding ASIO's countersubversion activities, a decline in "subversion" as the main rhetorical support for ASIO's security operations.
The trouble with CSIS, as with Cointelpro and kindred countersubversion campaigns in countries like Germany and France, is more basic than who administers it and how.
The memoirs of the late Joan Miller, formerly personal assistant to Maxwell Knight, head of M15's countersubversion section in the 1940's, can be purchased only in the Irish Republic.
History teaches us that they too can become a countersubversion militia, acting either independently or in collaboration with the police.