Terrorists and Cold War
During the l96O's the
Soviet Union and its Communist satellites deliberately provided training to
terrorist organizations in order to further their political and diplomatic
aims and to destabilize the West.
They were instrumental in nurturing the skills employed by terrorists during the l96O's, 7O's, and 8O's.
By the time the USSR collapsed and the Warsaw Pact disintegrated, communist supported training was no longer vital to sustain terrorism. Other groups, employing a variety of training techniques, were able to take their place.