Daniele Ganser, Friedensforschung

Terrorism in Western Europe back

Title
Terrorism in Western Europe
Subtitle
An Approach to NATO’s Secret Stay-Behind Armies
Author(s) of chapter
Daniele Ganser
Date
01. 02. 2005
Erschienen bei
The Whitehead Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations
Pages
69-97
ISSN
1538 6589
Language
english
PDF
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Research into terrorism in Western Europe has for many years focused on the „Red Brigades“ in Italy, the „Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF)“ in Germany, the "Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA)" in Spain, and the "Irish Republican Army (IRA)" in Ireland. New historical research shows, however, that next to these well known terrorist groups another set of secret units existed on the same continent: stay-behind armies controlled by NATO, the CIA and MI6, some of which seem also to have bee linked to terrorism and crime. This new data, as presented in the paper, opens up a set of disturbing new questions on our understanding of the history of terrorism in Europe.