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NCJ Number: 159642 Find in a Library
Title: Low-Intensity Conflict in the Peaceable Kingdom: The Attributes of International Terrorism in Canada, 1960-90
Journal: Conflict Quarterly  Dated:(Summer 1994)  Pages:36-62
Author(s): J I Ross
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 27
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: International terrorism in Canada between 1960 and 1990 is analyzed using information from the 58 events in the database developed in the Attributes of Terrorism in Canada data collection project.
Abstract: Attacks were more frequent in September than in other months; January, April, October, and November were a distant second. The majority of events were low-tech actions that required little technical skill, access to equipment and logistical support, planning, personnel, intelligence, and timing. Bombings accounted for 72.4 percent of the events. The bulk of the targets were United States corporations or the homes of corporate executives working for United States companies. Physical targets received the majority of bombings, while people were the recipients of relatively few bomb attacks. Groups claimed responsibility for 41 of the events; groups opposed to United States foreign policy were the most common. Distant seconds were Cuban and Armenian nationalist groups. Four people were killed as a result of international terrorism during the period studied. Compared to other countries, Canada experienced a low level of international terrorism. Tables and reference notes
Main Term(s): Terrorism/Mass Violence
Index Term(s): Bombings; Canada; Crime in foreign countries; International terrorism
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