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Title: Left-Wing Extremism: The Current Threat

Left-Wing Extremism: The Current Threat Left-wing extremism is ''alive and well'' both in the US and internationally. Although the current domestic terrorist threat within the U. S. is focused on right-wing extremists, left-wing extremists are also active and have several objectives. Leftist extremists also pose an espionage threat to U.S. interests. While the threat to the U.S. government from leftist extremists has decreased in the past decade, it has not disappeared. There are individuals and organizations within the U.S. who maintain the same ideology that resulted in the growth of left-wing terrorism in this country in the 1970s and 1980s. Some of the leaders from that era are still communicating from Cuba with their followers in the U.S., and new leaders and groups are emerging.
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OSTI Identifier:780410
Report Number(s):ORISE 01-0439
TRN: AH200120%%184
DOE Contract Number:AC05-00OR22750
Resource Type:Technical Report
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Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 30 Apr 2001
Research Org:Oak Ridge Inst. for Science and Education, TN (US)
Sponsoring Org:USDOE Office of Safeguards and Security (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; NATIONAL SECURITY; SECURITY; SABOTAGE; PROLIFERATION LEFT-WING EXTREMISM; TERRORISM; INTERNATIONAL THREAT; LEFTIST AGENDAS; TERROR NETWORK