The Prohibition against the Training or Support of Terrorist Organizations Act of 1984

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VOL. 13

1983/84

No. 4
P. 134
Special Document
The Prohibition against the Training or Support of Terrorist Organizations Act of 1984
ABSTRACT

Introduction by Claudia Wright

The latest move by the Reagan administration in the campaign against what it calls international terrorists and state-sponsored terrorism represents potentially one of the most anti-Arab initiatives US officials have recently devised. In drafting this new legislation, the administration has ignored its own Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) figures, showing a decline in terrorist incidents in the US; concealed a major terrorist bombing attempt at the US Congress by an Israeli citizen; and overridden objections to the terms of the new legislation by leading officials in the FBI and Congress.