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Title: Antiterrorism and Foreign Mercenary Act
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 81
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism held hearings into legislation designed to control the mercenary activities of American citizens on behalf of foreign powers and terrorist groups that are hostile to the U.S.
Abstract: The Antiterrorism and Foreign Mercenary Act would establish criminal penalties for providing services or information under certain circumstances to the government of Libya or its agent and other terrorist groups or foreign governments named by the President. The legislation was proposed during a period when there were numerous reports of American Green Berets selling their services to train Libyan and Palestinian terrorists, and to work for other countries in Africa, South America, and the Middle East. Witnesses at the hearing included Senators, representatives of the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, and the Association of Former Intelligence Officers.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Crime prevention planning; Gangs; Legislation; Police response to terrorism; US Senate
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