Literature from the 1980s

A - F

Adams, James. The Financing of Terror. London: New English Library, 1986.

Jenkins, I&NS 3.1, comments that the title "promises far more than it delivers. This is essentially two substantial case studies, respectively on the PLO and the Provisional IRA.... There is far too much general background here, and many lengthy digressions from the central financial issue." However, when he focuses on the financing of the PLO and the IRA, Adams "makes a real contribution to the literature" on terrorism.

Alexander, Yonah.

1. Behavioral and Quantitative Perspectives on Terrorism. New York: Permagon, 1980.

2. Governmental Response to Terrorism. Fairfax, VA: Hero Books, 1986.

3. And Allan S. Nanes. Legislative Responses to Terrorism. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 1986.

Wilcox: "Account of worldwide legal response to terrorism."

4. And Charles Ebinger, eds. Political Terrorism and Energy: The Threat and the Response. New York: John Jay, 1982.

5. And Kenneth A. Myers, eds. Terrorism in Europe. London: Croom Helm, 1982.

6. And Alan O'Day, eds. Terrorism in Ireland. New York: St. Martin's, 1984.

Anderson, Jack. "U.S. Was Warned of Bombing at Beirut Embassy." Washington Post, 10 May 1983, B15.

Anderson, Terry. Den of Lions: Memoirs of Seven Years. New York: Crown, 1993.

The author tells the story of his seven years as a hostage of Arab terrorists in Beirut. His survival reminds us of the strength of the human spirit.

Apple, R.W., Jr. "U.S. Knew of Iran's Role in Two Beirut Bombings." New York Times, 8 Dec. 1986, A16.

Aston, Clive C. A Contemporary Crisis: Political Hostage-Taking and the Experience of Western Europe. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1982.

From publisher: "This ... analysis of hostage-taking incidents in Western Europe during the period 1970-1981 uses the 'Black September' siege at the Munich Olympics in 1972 as a detailed case study."

Barrett, Michael J.

1. "Honorable Espionage." Journal of Defense and Diplomacy 2, no. 2 (1984): 13-21, 25, 63; 2, no. 3 (1984): 12-17, 62; and 2, no. 4 (1984): 17-21.

2. "Patterns in Terror." Journal of Defense and Diplomacy 4, no. 3 (1986): 40-44.

Petersen: CIA Assistant General Counsel.

Bean, Harold G. Diplomats and Terrorists II. Overseas Security: Our People Are the Key. Washington, DC: Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University, 1987.

Bell, J. Bowyer. "Aspects of the Dragonworld: Covert Communications and the Rebel Ecosystem." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 3, no. 1 (Spring 1989): 15-43.

Terrorists' actions are limited by their available communication systems -- both interpersonal and technical. Whaley, Bibliography of Counterdeception (2006), calls Bell "the world’s leading authority on terrorist organizations, particularly the IRA and the major European and Near Eastern groups."

Buckelew, Alvin H. Terrorism and the American Response. San Rafael, CA: Mira Academic Press, 1984. [Petersen]

Cline, Ray S.

1. "Technology and Intelligence." Terrorism 10, no. 3 (1987): 253-255. [Petersen]

2. "Terrorism: Seedbed for Soviet Influence." Midstream 26 (May 1980): 5-8. [Petersen]

4. And Yonah Alexander. Terrorism: The Soviet Connection. New York: Crane, Russak, 1984.

3. And Yonah Alexander. Terrorism as State-Sponsored Covert Warfare. Fairfax, VA: Hero, 1986.

Collin, Richard O., and Gordon L. Freedman. Winter of Fire. New York: Dutton, 1990.

Cooper, H.H.A. Terrorism: A Multicultural Perspective. Washington, DC: Defense Nuclear Agency, 1986. [Petersen]

Cummings, Richard H. "Carlos the Jackal and the Bombing of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich." Intelligencer 16, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 41-52.

From author: "The article details how the East European Intelligence Services, especially those of East Germany, Hungary, and Romania, supported and protected the infamous terrorist known as 'Carlos the Jackal' and his group of pan-European terrorists with arms, money and safe havens from 1979 to 1986. Starting in the summer 1980, Carlos cooperated with the Romanian foreign intelligence service, culminating with the February 1981 bombing of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty headquarters building in Munich. The article then examines the negative reactions of the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact countries, especially Hungary, to the bombing, which forced Carlos to leave his base in East Europe. The myth of 'Carlos the Jackal' is further exposed, when the author includes excerpts from previously unpublished correspondence between Carlos and his right-hand man Johannes Weinrich as well as from top-secret documents from the archives of the Romanian and Hungarian intelligence services."

Dobson, Christopher, and Ronald Payne.

1. Counterattack: The West and Its Battle Against the Terrorists. New York: Facts on File, 1984.

2. The Terrorists: Their Weapons, Leaders, and Tactics. New York: Facts on File, 1982.

3. War Without End - The Terrorists: An Intelligence Dossier. London: Harrap, 1986.

https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/intellit/index.html: "Global in its scope, this book covers some of the world's most notorious terrorist groups and their leadership -- from Belfast to Beirut, from Carlos to Gaddafi." To Jenkins, I&NS 3.1, this book offers "an unpretentious account of major terrorist movements of the [previous] two decades.... Of course, the book strays into too many familiar tales...; but as a quick reference, it is very good."

Douglass, Joseph D., Jr., and Neil C. Livingstone. America the Vulnerable: The Threat of Chemical/Biological Warfare. Lexington, MA: Heath 1987.

Farrell, William R. The U.S. Government Response to Terrorism: In Search of an Effective Strategy. Boulder, CO: Westview, 1982.

Ford, Franklin L. Political Murder: From Tyrannicide to Terrorism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Petersen: "Addresses intelligence and security subjects."

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