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NCJ Number: 118501 Find in a Library
Title: State-Directed Terrorist Squads (From Antiterrorist Initiatives, P 21-40, 1989, John B Wolf -- See NCJ-118499)
Author(s): J B Wolf
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Plenum Press
New York, NY 10013
Sale Source: Plenum Press
233 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter examines terrorist incidents and groups associated with various States, including the Soviet Union, Libya, Iran, and some Hispanic states.
Abstract: The Soviet Union's use of surrogates in terrorist operations is portrayed in the attempted assassination of the Pope by a man with links to terrorist organizations and the use of Soviet-bloc countries to aid and abet international terrorists. The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, a terrorist group desiring to achieve the independence of Armenia from Turkey, also has links to the Soviet Union in attempts to destabilize Turkey. The chapter documents Libya's connection with terrorist operations against the United States, Iranian-sponsored terrorism against the United States and U.S. citizens, and aspects of Hispanic-contrived terrorism in the Americas. The latter discussion considers the activity of the Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN and its links to Cuba and the Soviet Union. Terrorist activity in Central America is also tied to Cuba. 46 notes.
Main Term(s): Revolutionary or terrorist groups; State sponsored terrorism
Index Term(s): Central America; Iran; Libyan Arab Republic; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
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