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Catching Terrorists in America Christopher Hewitt

Catching Terrorists in America

Christopher Hewitt

Published November 30th 2011
ISBN : 9780313350443
Hardcover
250 pages
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Catching Terrorists in America, analyzes the law enforcement agencies and procedures utilized in catching domestic and foreign terrorists from the 1950s to the present, including members of domestic groups ranging from the Klan to the SymbioneseMoreCatching Terrorists in America, analyzes the law enforcement agencies and procedures utilized in catching domestic and foreign terrorists from the 1950s to the present, including members of domestic groups ranging from the Klan to the Symbionese Liberation Army of Patty Heart fame to freelancers such as Timothy McVeigh, as well as foreign groups such as al-Qaeda. The author concludes by gauging the effectiveness of these efforts.Terrorism did not first strike America on 9/11/2001, or even with the first World Trade Center bombings in 1993. Much of the second half of the 20th century witnessed terrorism of several different ideological types: the Klan, the Black Liberation Army, the Weather Underground, the Symbionese Liberation Army (famous for kidnapping and brainwashing Patty Hearst), several Puerto Rican groups- freelancers such as the Unabomber Ted Kaczinski and the Oklahoma city bombers McVeigh and Rudolph- and on the foreign front not just al-Qaeda but the likes of the liberation fronts for Croatians, Armenians and Cubans. This book examines the law enforcement fight against such terrorists, the methodologies employed, the effectiveness of such counter-terrorist agendas and how successful they proved to be. and