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Author Taillon, J. Paul de B., 1953-

Title Hijacking and hostages : government responses to terrorism / J. Paul de B. Taillon ; foreword by Ulrich K. Wegener
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 235 pages)
Series Praeger studies in diplomacy and strategic thought, 1076-1543
Praeger studies in diplomacy and strategic thought. 1076-1543
Contents Foreword / Ulrich K. Wegener -- 1. An Overview of Terrorism -- 2. International Aspects of Counterterrorism -- 3. Entebbe and Mogadishu: Lessons in Successful Hostage Rescue -- 4. Malta: Lessons in Unsuccessful Hostage Rescue -- 5. Considerations and Conclusions: Final Considerations
Summary Terrorism and its manifestations continue to evolve, becoming deadlier and more menacing. This study considers the evolution of terrorism since 1968 and how airlines and governments have attempted to deal with this form of violence through a series of nonforce strategies. Using historical examples, we see how governments, particularly the United States, attempted to counter politically motivated aerial hijacking with metal detectors, legal means, and, finally, in frustration, counterviolence operations to subdue terrorists. As nations witnessed aerial hijacking and sieges, the requirement for paramilitary and military counterterrorist forces became a necessity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-228) and index
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Subject Terrorism -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002025206
ISBN 0275974685 (alk. paper)
0313012229 (electronic bk.)
9780275974688 (alk. paper)
9780313012228 (electronic bk.)