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International Terrorism: Policy Implications

NCJ Number
S Flood
Date Published
202 pages
These essays on international terrorism present the perspectives of both practitioners and researchers involved in studying the expanding phenomenon of terrorism.
The first essay notes that the trial of General Arnaldo Ochoa Sanchez and several other officers in Cuba's Ministry of the Interior on charges of drug trafficking has shed new light on the extent of drug trafficking in Cuba. The essay discusses the operation of Cuba's intelligence service and drug trafficking operations of the LaGuardia Group. The next essay examines kidnapping negotiations, particularly in Latin America where most kidnappings occur, and the following essay looks at extraterritorial apprehension. Subsequent essays focus on Middle East terrorism and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Japanese Red Army, terrorist use of biological weapons, the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation over politically inspired terrorism in the United States, and the implications of government counterterrorism policies and strategies. Final essays consider the extradition and prosecution of terrorists, reasons for political violence and terrorism in Latin America, international counterterrorist cooperation, research into and prevention of terrorism, the bombing of the La Belle Discotheque in Berlin and U.S. retaliation against Libya, and reasons why individuals participate in collective dissent. 32 references, 109 notes, 1 exhibit, and 1 chart