The Worst Places to Be a Terrorist

[Foreign Policy ] France was the first European country to fall victim to Middle Eastern terrorism during the Algerian war in the 1950s, and has some of the world's toughest and most effective antiterrorism laws. Prosecutors have a mandate to pursue terrorists abroad if the suspect or victim is French. France is also not shy about deporting Muslim clerics it views as threatening. Jordan's intelligence service has exploited close ties with Sunni tribes in Iraq's Anbar province to provide its U.S. and Israeli counterparts with valuable intelligence about the structure and financing of terrorist organizations. Jordan also takes pride in the prowess of its Special Forces units and has opened a training center to teach counterterrorism tactics to military units from around the world.

2008-06-05 01:00:00

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