Accession Number:

ADA170696

Title:

Shi'a Terrorism, the Conflict in Lebanon and the Hijacking of TWA Flight 847,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Why is the United States the target of a terrorist campaign waged by Lebanese Shia extremists The answer, to a great extent, lies in the traditional sectarian rivalries and present internal power struggle for control of Lebanon. By way of the hijacking of TWA flight 847, the United States has become the unwilling pawn in this contest.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE