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NCJ Number: 120184 Find in a Library
Title: International Terrorism: The Decade Ahead
Editor(s): J R Buckwalter
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 137
Sponsoring Agency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942511-21-2
Sale Source: University of Illinois at Chicago
Office of International Criminal Justice
1033 West Van Buren Street, Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60607-2919
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Thirteen essays -- authored by practitioners, researchers, and scholars -- focus on terrorist tactics in general and in particular countries as well as on counterterrorist measures.
Abstract: A number of essays address the history and tactics of terrorism in Northern Ireland, India, and Colombia. Essays on terrorist tactics in general cover terrorists' use of explosives and the strategies and tactics of guerrilla warfare. One essay discusses biological weapons, defense against them, and possible reasons why terrorists have not made use of these weapons thus far. Essays on counterterrorist tactics include a discussion of the structure and policy under which the United States addresses terrorist incidents, international agreements that facilitate the combatting of terrorism and transnational crime, and the circumstances of multinational business executives at risk for terrorist attacks. An essay on INTERPOL's analysis of trends in terrorism and its prevention notes terrorism's increasing sophistication in its circumvention of preventive measures. Actions to counter this progression of terrorist tactics are suggested. Other essays on counterterrorism discuss the management of the incarcerated terrorist/radical, the role of intelligence in combatting terrorism, and the evolution of police counterterrorism efforts. Subject index.
Main Term(s): International terrorism
Index Term(s): Colombia; Counter-terrorism tactics; India; Northern Ireland; Terrorist tactics; Terrorist weapons; Urban guerrilla warfare
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