U.S. Antiterrorism Efforts Neglect Informants

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Wednesday, June 1, 1994
Author: 
Erika Ellertson Barnes
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
6
243
Abstract: 
The United States has long relied on foreign informants to assist U.S. antiterrorism efforts. However its poor handling of informants and reluctance to properly reward them may result in even fewer people coming forward in the future. A recently settled case involving a Palestinian businessman, Adnan Awad, who helped the U.S. convict a known terrorist highlights the need for an improved antiterrorism approach, showing how mistreatment of informants may make other potential informants less likely to come forward?[more]