Accession Number:

ADA305974

Title:

The FBI and Domestic Counterterrorism: A Comparative Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

This thesis is an attempt to analyze the effectiveness of the Federal Bureau of investigation FBI in countering domestic terrorism in comparison to other democracies. In the first chapter, there is an attempt to define terrorism by examining the historical development and early attempts at defining terrorism. The second chapter describes the history of the FBI and its early battles with domestic terrorists, including infringements upon constitutional rights. The third chapter relates Israels problems with domestic terrorism by outlining the professional development and tragic errors of the Shin Bet Israels domestic security service. Great Britains attempts to crush the Irish Republican Army are the subject of the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter concludes by demonstrating that each country has sought to eliminate domestic terrorism but no matter what method is used, eventually, they are forced to negotiate with the terrorists.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE