New Century created techniques for recruiting and handling sources in hostile environments such as Iraq and Afghanistan using hard-won Special Branch experience confronting terrorism in Northern Ireland. Our team trained, advised and helped local police and military units build Human Intelligence Operations and then provided ongoing mentoring. The success of the project made it the template for a US military training program, creating an exportable model to enhance partner nation capabilities around the world. The true measure of success is that intelligence derived as a direct result of the Legacy programme has saved countless lives.
‘a superb programme which delivers a critical capability to partner national counterinsurgency forces and valuable collateral benefits to US forces… a superb programme that clearly benefits the overall US counterinsurgency campaigns…’
US Government-commissioned independent assessment, Jan 2010