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NCJ Number: 76460 Find in a Library
Title: Cuba - The Technocracy of Subversion, Espionage, and Terrorism (From Clandestine Tactics and Technology - A Technical and Background Intelligence Data Service, Volume 2 - See NCJ-77150)
Author(s): A L Tarabochia
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 45
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The history of guerilla warfare and exported terrorism sponsored by Cuban Marxists is discussed, the Cuban intelligence structure is described, and Cuban terrorist activities in Africa are highlighted.
Abstract: The Cuban terrorists who seized control of the Government of the island in 1959 were composed of two groups: those who had functioned as more traditional rural guerrillas during the conflict with security forces and those who functioned as urban terrorists. Immediately after the revolution, these groups quickly established an internal security bureaucracy and began exporting their ideology. Initial forays into Latin America were unsuccessful; however, successful insurgency activities were conducted in North Africa. A corollary area of activity was establishing intelligence centers at the United Nations and other diplomatic outposts. The intelligence center established at the United Nations has traditionally been the most active of these outposts and has been responsible for stimulating and guiding terrorist activities in the United States. Cuban interests have also included formation of the Venceremos Brigades for indoctrinating and recruiting American leftists, arranging and coordinating meetings between international terrorists, sponsoring terrorist activities among Puerto Rican Americans, and providing training for terrorists. Cuban failures in urban terrorism led to the introduction of troops into Angola in combat formations, and resulted in a triumph for the ideology of the rural faction of the Cuban leadership. As an announced Cuban objective, increased intervention, subversion, and support for terrorism can be expected in future years - especially in Africa. Photographs, charts, and sample documents are included.
Index Term(s): Cuba; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Subversive activities; Terrorism/Mass Violence; Terrorist tactics; Urban guerrilla warfare
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