eBook The 50 Worst Terrorist Attacks, 1st Edition

  • Edward F. Mickolus
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  • ISBN-10: 1440828288
  • ISBN-13: 9781440828287
  • DDC: 363.32509
  • 280 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

Since the attacks on September 11, 2001, terrorism has remained the chief threat to international stability and security. The 50 Worst Terrorist Attacks draws on all forms of terrorism-international, transnational, and domestic-anywhere in the world, covering all types of acts (e.g., bombings, assassinations, armed attacks, skyjackings) by any organization and ideology. The work goes beyond documenting the key events that occurred in or involved the United States; it also covers important terrorist attacks by left- and right-wing organizations, religiously motivated groups, and separatists that are largely unknown among Western audiences. Each entry supplies the details of the attack-the perpetrators, victims, and eventual resolution-as well as the political, social, and international contexts in which the event occurred. Readers will grasp the evolution of terrorist activities and methodologies in the 20th and 21st centuries, understand the importance of each event in the development of the terrorist repertoire, and gauge the responses intended to counter these new kinds of attacks.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: The 1960s.
2: The 1970s.
3: March 31, 1970: Japan Airlines Flight 351 Hijacking to North Korea.
4: September 6, 1970: Dawson's Field Multiple Aerial Hijackings.
5: May 30, 1972: Machine Gun Attack in Lod Airport.
6: September 5, 1972: Munich Olympics Attack.
7: May 15, 1974: Ma'alot Massacre.
8: December 21, 1975: Vienna OPEC Hostage-Taking.
9: June 27, 1976: Entebbe.
10: October 6, 1976: Cubana Flight 455 Bombing.
11: October 13, 1977: Landshut Hijacking and GSG 9 Rescue in Mogadishu.
12: March 16, 1978: Aldo Moro Kidnapping.
13: August 27, 1979: Mountbatten Assassination.
14: November 4, 1979: Iran Hostage Crisis.
15: November 20, 1979: Mecca Grand Mosque Takeover.
16: The 1980s.
17: August 2, 1980: Bologna Train Bombing.
18: October 6, 1981: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Assassination.
19: April 18, 1983: U.S. Embassy in Beirut Bombing.
20: October 23, 1983: U.S. Marine and French Paratrooper Barracks in Lebanon Bombing.
21: June 23, 1985: Air India Flight 182 Bombing.
22: October 7, 1985: Achille Lauro Seajacking.
23: April 5, 1986: Berlin La Belle Discotheque Bombing.
24: September 5, 1986: Pan Am 73 Hijacking.
25: December 21, 1988: Lockerbie Bombing.
26: September 19, 1989: French Airline UTA 772 Bombing.
27: The 1990s.
28: March 17, 1992: Buenos Aires Israeli Embassy Bombing.
29: February 26, 1993: World Trade Center Bombing.
30: July 18, 1994: Buenos Aires AIMA Bombing.
31: March 20, 1995: Tokyo Subway Sarin Gas Attack.
32: April 19, 1995: Oklahoma City Bombing.
33: June 14, 1995: Budennovsk, Russia, Hospital Hostage-Taking.
34: November 23, 1996: Ethiopian Airlines ET961 Hijacking.
35: December 17, 1996: Japan Embassy in Peru Takeover.
36: November 17, 1997: Luxor Attack.
37: August 7, 1998: Tanzania and Kenya U.S. Embassy Bombings.
38: August 15, 1998: Omagh, Northern Ireland, Bombing.
39: The 2000s.
40: October 12, 2000: Yemen USS Cole Attack.
41: September 11, 2001: Al Qaeda U.S. World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Pennsylvania Hijackings.
42: October 12, 2002: Indonesia Bali Bombings.
43: October 23, 2002: Moscow Theater Takeover.
44: May 12, 2003: Riyadh Western Compound Bombings.
45: February 27, 2004: Philippines Superferry 14 Bombing.
46: March 11, 2004: Madrid Train Bombings.
47: August 24, 2004: Two Russian Planes Bombing.
48: September 1, 2004: Russia Beslan School Takeover.
49: July 7, 2005: U.K. Subway Bombings.
50: July 23, 2005: Sharm el-Sheikh Bombing.
51: November 26, 2008: India Mumbai Attacks.
52: The 2010s.
53: March 29, 2010: Russia Moscow Subway Bombings.
54: July 11, 2010: Uganda World Cup Bombings.
55: January 16, 2013: Algerian Gas Plant Takeover.
56: September 21–24, 2013: Nairobi, Kenya, Westgate Shopping Mall Attack.
57: The Worst 51–68.
58: September 4, 1969: Brazil U.S. Ambassador Burke Elbrick Kidnapping.
59: March 1, 1973: Sudan U.S. Ambassador Cleo Noel Assassination.
60: December 27, 1974: U.S. Ambassador Shelton Party Attack.
61: December 23, 1975: CIA Chief of Station/Athens Richard Welch Assassination.
62: March 9, 1977: Takeover of Washington, D.C., Buildings.
63: September 5, 1977: Hans-Martin Schleyer Kidnapping and Assassination.
64: 1978–1995: The Unabomber.
65: 1985–1986: Lebanon Kidnappings of Westerners.
66: January 25, 1993: CIA Headquarters Route 123 Entrance Attack.
67: 2001: Anthrax Attacks.
68: February 27, 2002: India Sabarmati Express Train Firebombing.
69: March 2, 2004: Baghdad and Karbala Mosques Attack.
70: October 7, 2004: Sinai Hilton Taba Hotel Suicide Bombings.
71: July 11, 2006: India Mumbai Train Bombings.
72: September 20, 2008: Islamabad Marriott Hotel Bombing.
73: December 30, 2009: Afghanistan Bombing of CIA Khost Base.
74: October 31, 2010: Iraq Our Lady of Salvation Church Takeover.
75: July 22, 2011: Oslo.