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NCJ Number: 122510 Find in a Library
Title: Under Two Flags: Provocation and Deception in European Terrorism
Journal: Terrorism  Volume:11  Issue:4  Dated:(1988)  Pages:275-287
Author(s): P Jenkins
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 13
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The tendency of terrorist groups over the past century to issue false or misleading claims of responsibility for their attacks often complicates the study of terrorism.
Abstract: This paper describes and classifies several patterns of false claims and attributions, practiced both by terrorist groups and, on occasion, by official agencies, in contemporary European terrorism. The author suggests that studies of terrorist movements need to employ more subtle and critical evaluation of claims of responsibility. 26 notes. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Terrorist tactics
Index Term(s): Europe; International terrorism; Middle East; Threat assessment
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