THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT’S DOUBLE “DAMAGE LIMITATION” LEGAL SYSTEM
In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland it is mandatory that manuscripts of any kind by former professionals from the security, intelligence services and special forces be submitted for clearance to the Ministry of Defence, per Official Secrets Act requirements and other Secret Intelligence Service confidentiality covenants. Every state in the world has its version of same.
Likewise, a DA-Notice – assumed to stand for "Defence Advisory" – is a voluntary edict of self-censorship by British nationals who are authors of any subjects pertaining to the nation’s military- and intelligence-related matters, and are similarly reviewed by the 13-member Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee. The UK is the only country to have such a decree.
British government policy is never to confirm nor deny its espionage operations, past or present – until it has been declassified.
I, herein, confirm that the contents of this book is a fictional memoir and based on OSINT (Open Source Intelligence), and duly swear that because I believe in a truly democratic constitution – as it is my human right to do so – I therefore willingly refused to defer my script for analyses to both the aforementioned MOD and the DPBAC. However, if existing ops, systems, codes and individuals lives were possibly to be endangered by my actions I censored myself by replacing the word with asterisks or changing the details. For obvious reasons this was applied too for likely legal suits and other blocking devises.
I also hereby authenticate that the author’s name is a nom de plume, which I so chose to do to protect my family.
Symbolically, in writing my "autobiographical tale" you are walking in my invisible footsteps. - NA