A battle is taking place to make public tapes of interviews with republican and loyalist paramilitaries, which will have deep ramifications, writes Niall Stanage in Washington DC.
The killing of Jean McConville has echoed down the decades with as much resonance as any death suffered during Ireland's Troubles.
In December, it will be 40 years since the widow and mother of ten was taken from her home in West Belfast's Divis Flats, interrogated, brought across the border and shot dead.
Those who sent her to her fate were members of the IRA who believed that she was an informer for the British army....
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