Project Megiddo, the FBI and the Academic Community
Author: Barkun M.
Source: Terrorism and Political Violence, Volume 14, Special Issue 1, Spring 2002 , pp. 95-108(14)
After the Branch Davidian standoff in 1993, the Federal Bureau of Investigation began to systematically make contacts with religion scholars. On the FBI side, most of these links were established by the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG), a crisis management unit formed after Waco. On the academic side, the contacts were facilitated by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). While the value of these relationships was demonstrated during the Freemen standoff in Montana in 1996, it is too early to assess their overall influence. Due to organizational compartmentalization, the CIRG-AAR contacts took place separately from the drafting of the pre-2000 'Project Megiddo' report.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2002-03-01