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Title: Outthinking the Terrorist - An International Challenge Proceedings
Corporate Author: US Dept of Defense
Defense Nuclear Agency
Nuclear Security Operations Div
United States of America
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 100
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Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These proceedings of a 2-day conference on Terrorism held in April 1985 focus on the recent trends in worldwide terrorism, the dynamics of terrorist groups, the future outlook, and responses to terrorism.
Abstract: Explanations of the reasons for the nature and timing of terrorist violence and the internal dynamics of terrorist groups are presented. The wife of an American ambassador held hostage for 61 days describes the psychological reactions of the hostage and the family both during and after the 1980 incident. Trends in terrorism and governmental responses to it are described by British and Israeli officials, who also recommend components that should be included in any response to terrorism. Italy's experience with temporary legislation that provided a means for terrorists to dissociate themselves from their groups is examined. A high-level police official in Belfast, Northern Ireland, explains the links between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and foreign countries and argues that the organization is almost totally dependent on foreign support. The responses of multinational corporations to international terrorism is described. The use of the law as a deterrent and the problem of state-sponsored terrorism are also examined. Reference lists and notes are included. For individual presentations, see NCJ 98705-11.
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Domestic terrorism; Group dynamics; Hostage negotiations; International terrorism; Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Terrorist profiles
Note: Held April 23-24, 1985 in Springfield, Virginia. Includes microfiche versions of NCJ-98705-98711.
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