TERRORISM: The Red Army Returns

The pattern was all too familiar. Three men, armed with pistols and a grenade, strode into the French embassy in The Hague just before closing time and occupied the fourth floor of the modern concrete and glass building. Seizing eleven hostages, including French Ambassador Count Jacques Senard and several business executives, they issued a nonnegotiable demand: a comrade held in a French prison must be released or the hostages would be killed one by one, beginning at 3 next morning. The demand was scrawled in red ink on a piece of paper and tossed out...

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