British SAS soldiers on patrol in World War 2. (Photo: Geoffrey Keating / British Army)

Secrecy: British special forces were more transparent during World War 2 than today, study finds

The UK government refuses to provide information to Parliament about the role of the military’s special forces in overseas wars, routinely claiming this is a ‘long-standing policy’ – but new research finds this was invented in the late 1980s to deepen the culture of secrecy in Whitehall.

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