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NCJ Number: 50036 Find in a Library
Title: NEW REPORTS RELEASED ON TERRORISM
Journal: SECURITY MANAGEMENT  Volume:22  Issue:8  Dated:(AUGUST 1978)  Pages:24,26,76,78
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: American Soc for Industrial Security
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: American Soc for Industrial Security
Arlington, VA 22209
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: TWO NEW REPORTS, RELEASED IN JUNE 1978, ARE REVIEWED IN AN EFFORT TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON TERRORISM IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD.
Abstract: THE LONGER REPORT, INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: THE COMMUNIST CONNECTION, DISCUSSES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VARIOUS NATIONAL AND SUPRANATIONAL TERRORIST GROUPS -THE IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY, THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND, THE BAADER-MEINHOF GANG -- AND THE COMMUNIST REGIMES IN CHINA, THE SOVIET UNION, AND THE EASTERN BLOCK. THE SECOND EFFORT, TERRORISM IN AMERICA: THE DEVELOPING INTERNAL SECURITY CRISIS, IS A 23 PAGE PAPER WHICH ARGUES THAT INCREASING VIOLENCE FROM ORGANIZED TERRORISTS IN THE U.S. IS A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY UNLESS THE TREND TOWARD DISMANTLING THE NATION'S DOMESTIC SECURITY FORCES IS REVERSED. NEITHER STUDY OFFERS MUCH OPTIMISM AND BOTH REVIEW STATISTICS OF TERRORISM INCIDENTS AND CITE WELL-KNOWN EXAMPLES. BOTH COME TO LARGELY THE SAME CONCLUSION: THE U.S. IS ILL-PREPARED TO FACE THE THREAT TERRORISTS ARE LIKELY TO POSE IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE. BOTH REPORTS PRESENT INFORMATIVE COMPARISONS OF HISTORICAL INCIDENTS AND OUTLINE PATTERNS OF BEHAVIOR AND VIOLENCE THAT STAND OUT IN THE COMPARISONS. THEY ARGUE THAT WHILE NOT ALL TERRORISTS ARE COMMUNISTS, NEARLY ALL U.S. TERRORISTS (I.E., PUERTO RICAN ORGANIZATIONS, THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND) HAVE FOREIGN CONTACTS, ESPECIALLY AMONG THE COMMUNIST COUNTRIES; THAT RESEARCHERS SEE A LIKELY RISE IN DOMESTIC TERROR; AND THAT THE QUESTION OF RESPONSE TO TERRORISM LEADS TO A WIDE RANGE OF PROBLEMS CONNECTED WITH CIVIL LIBERTIES. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Baader-Meinhof Gang; Critiques; International terrorism; Irish Republican Army (IRA); Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Security; Studies; United States of America
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