Following the stranding of a Soviet Whiskey-class submarine in 1981 on the Swedish archipelago, a series of massive submarine intrusions took place within Swedish waters. However, the evidence for these appears to have been manipulated or simply invented. Classified documents and interviews point to covert Western, rather than Soviet activity. This is backed up by former US Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, who stated that Western qtestingq operations were carried out regularly in Swedish waters. Royal Navy submarine captains have also admitted to top-secret operations. Ola Tunander's revelations make it clear that the United States and Britain ran a qsecret warq in Swedish waters. The number of Swedes perceiving the Soviet Union as a direct threat increased from 5-10 per cent in 1980 to 45 per cent in 1983. This Anglo-American qsecret warq was aimed at exerting political influence over Sweden. It was a risky enterprise, but perhaps the most successful covert operation of the entire Cold War.... William, 5, 7, 301a2, 303 Thomasson, Commander L.G., 191 ThorAcn, Commander Ragnar, 231 3GST9, 150, 273 321, ... 287a94; submarine operations, 252a69 US Air Force, 1; Headquarters, Wiesbaden, 306 US Army: Field Manual, 288;anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Secret War Against Sweden|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2004-08-02|