Red Army Faction

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Red Army Faction

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) another name for the Baader-Meinhof Gang
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Noun1.Red Army Faction - a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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Expelled from Egypt in 1950 for his communist activities, Curie] settled in France and set up a KGB network that funneled money, arms, and documents to such left-wing transnational terror groups as the German Baader-Meinhoff Gang, the Basque ETA, the Japanese Red Army, and the Uruguayan Tupamaros.
All the Baader-Meinhoff terrorists, at their most deadly in the 1970s, were young left-wing Germans.
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In this memoir, he describes his work for the Agency, from his recruitment out of Purdue University's NROTC program in 1971, through his targeting and killing of members of West Germany's Baader-Meinhoff Group (also know as the Red Army Faction), his involvement with the Hell's Angels while operating a health club in California, and his involvement in interrogating "War on Terror" detainees at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo (where, he claims, prisoners were treated humanely).