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The Strategic Importance of Ireland to the UK in Times of War

Interesting article, about a document from 1981, about Ireland’s importance in the event of World War 3 breaking out.

Headlines from the article:

  1. Ireland could provide up to 500,000 people fit for military service.
  2. A fear of a nuclear war breaking out between the Soviets and the Western world was the reason for the document being drawn up.
  3. Ireland could offer sites for missiles, and act as a staging post for reinforcements from the US.
  4. Even though neutral, Ireland may have been a target for a nuclear attack.

Read the whole article on the Irish Independent here