Reviews incidents involving nonnuclear energy installations in the United States and abroad from September 1981 to September 1982. A chronology of 99 incidents is included. Nearly two-thirds of these incidents were attacks on facilities for generating and transmitting electrical energy. Fifty-seven attacks were perpetrated by anti-government leftist guerrillas in Latin America; and 19 were related to the Iran-Iraq war and represented attempts to interfere with the enemy's production of oil. The few energy-related incidents in the United States in the period were economically rather than politically motivated and included extortion threats and theft of oil.
This report is part of the RAND Corporation note series. The note was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1979 to 1993 that reported other outputs of sponsored research for general distribution.
Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Copies may not be duplicated for commercial purposes. Unauthorized posting of RAND PDFs to a non-RAND Web site is prohibited. RAND PDFs are protected under copyright law. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit the RAND Permissions page.
The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.