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Title: Terrorism - Origins, Direction, and Support - Hearing Before the Senate Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism, April 24, 1981
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on the Judiciary
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 95
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document presents Senate hearings on security and terrorism. The purpose of the hearings is to assess the terrorist threat to freedom and national security.
Abstract: Witnesses testifying before the committee include a former professional intelligence officer, two journalists, and a scholar, all of whom have examined this complex international problem. William E. Colby, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, states that terrorism is a tactic that endangers innocent people in order to demonstrate a terrorist's power or to influence others. Another meaning of terrorism is that of secret attacks against authority and its representatives. The practical struggle against terrorism involves three elements: intelligence, security practices, and public support. Claire Sterling, an international journalist, points out that the Soviet Union had played a primary role in training, equipping, and sheltering terrorists in Western societies. However, a professor of modern European history states that rapprochement with the Russians with regard to terrorism is possible. Two prepared statements are included.
Index Term(s): Crisis management; Policy analysis; Political impact of terrorism; Supporters of terrorism; Threat assessment
Note: Serial number J-97-17
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