TITLE

Lighting the Terrorist Fuse

AUTHOR(S)
Feffer, John
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Foreign Policy in Focus;12/14/2010, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the effort of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to prevent terrorism in the country. It reflects on three cases of suspected terrorists who planned bombings. The article criticizes the FBI for conducting undercover operations to make successful entrapment of terrorists. It asserts that the practice encourages the proliferation of terrorist plotting on the home front.
ACCESSION #
56578530

 

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