Britain’s Secret Role in Saudi Arabia’s Dirty War: UK Troops are Training Army that Has Left a Million on the Brink of Starvation, Investigation Finds November 27, 2017 by mosesman Click on image for article. Click on image for article. In this ground-breaking book, Mark Curtis reveals the covert history of British collusion with radical Islamic and terrorist groups. Secret Affairs shows how governments since the 1940s have connived with militant forces to control oil resources and overthrow governments. The story of how Britain has helped nurture the rise of global terrorism has never been told.