Accession Number:

ADA133650

Title:

The Red Brigades: A Description of a Terrorist Organization.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

A review of current literature on active terrorist or revolutionary organizations reveals minimal information for analyzing the Red Brigades BR of Italy. Questions such as how they are organized, the number of active members, their age, origin, educational background, and political orientation are largely unanswered in a collective form. The purpose of this study is to present a descriptive analysis of the Red Brigades. A secondary purpose is to present a study which enables the criminologist, sociologist, and politician to better understadning the organization in order to develop techniques for dealing with the demands for social and governmental change through terrorist activity. The scope of this study will include a systematic review of the popular literature US, Italian, and German on the topic. Although, the majority of material published on the group deals with the sensationalism of the Aldo Moro kidnapping and assassination and the General Dozier abduction, other documents do exist in scattereed form. By compling and analyzing the items, a better view of the BR was obtained.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE