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.