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NCJ Number: 98708 Find in a Library
Title: London Perspective on International Terrorism (From Outthinking the Terrorist - An international Challenge - Proceedings, P 39-47, 1985 - See NCJ-98704)
Author(s): J A Dellow
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 9
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Annotation: The head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the London Metropolitan Police describes trends in terrorism and the British response to it.
Abstract: Terrorism has increased and become more lethal in recent years and has disproportionately affected Western Europe. Major threats in the United Kingdom are from Middle Eastern and Armenian sources, with a move toward both personal and property targets as opposed to property targets alone. The British philosophy is that there must be no surrender to terrorists. The police, the army, and various intelligence agencies have a role in dealing with terrorism, and government-sponsored committees have a coordinating role. Liaison between government and corporate security organizations vary depending on the situation. The British experience has demonstrated the needs for liaison, for physical security measures, for specialists, for international cooperation, for government involvement, and for intelligence. Basic plans, a resolute attitude, and training are also needed. An incident in which the special British army unit designed to aid police was used is recounted.
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Domestic terrorism; Interagency cooperation; International terrorism; Police response to terrorism; United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Available on microfiche as NCJ-98704.
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