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NCJ Number: 48530 Find in a Library
Title: INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM - APATHY EXACERBATES THE PROBLEM
Journal: TERRORISM  Volume:1  Issue:2  Dated:(1978)  Pages:111-117
Author(s): J K JAVITS
Corporate Author: Crane, Russak and Co, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: Crane, Russak and Co, Inc
Bristol, PA 19007
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE INEFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT MEASURES IN COMBATING THE GROWING RATE OF WORLDWIDE TERRORISM AND THE NEED FOR THE U.S. TO TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN THE MOVEMENT AGAINST IT.
Abstract: IT APPEARS THAT TERRORIST GROUPS MAY BE BETTER ORGANIZED, ARMED, AND FUNDED THAN EVER BEFORE AND THAT SOME GROUPS ARE OPERATING IN AN INTERNATIONALLY ORGANIZED COOPERATIVE NETWORK, EVEN RECEIVING ASSISTANCE FROM CERTAIN NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS. DESPITE THIS GROWING THREAT, NO REALLY EFFECTIVE COUNTERMEASURES EXCEPT FOR MILITARY RESCUE MEASURES LIKE THOSE USED IN ENTEBBE, UGANDA, ARE AVAILABLE. THE USE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW IS A POTENTIALLY STRONG WEAPON AGAINST TERRORISM; HOWEVER, IT HAS GENERALLY RECEIVED A NEGATIVE RESPONSE FROM THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES WHICH CANNOT AGREE WITH THE WESTERN NATIONS ON A DEFINITION OF TERRORISM AND A TEPID RESPONSE FROM SEVERAL EUROPEAN AND ASIAN NATIONS. THE CARTER ADMINISTRATION IS CRITICIZED FOR ITS LACK OF LEADERSHIP AND INCONSISTENCY IN POLICY REGARDING TERRORISM. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT LIKE-MINDED GOVERNMENTS ACT ON A UNILATERAL AND BILATERAL LEVEL TO THWART TERRORISM, WHEN A MILITARY RESPONSE IS INAPPROPRIATE. THOSE RESPONSES AGAINST TERRORISM WHICH HAVE NOT WORKED AND THOSE WHICH HAVE ARE BRIEFLY EXAMINED. ENACTED AND PENDING LEGISLATION AIMED AT TERRORIST ACTIVITY IS SUMMARIZED. (JSP)
Index Term(s): Antiterrorist laws; Counter-terrorism tactics; International terrorism; Reform
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