War of Nerves: The Domestic Terror Threat and the Belgian Army

  title={War of Nerves: The Domestic Terror Threat and the Belgian Army},
  author={Kenneth L. Lasoen},
  journal={Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism},
  pages={953 - 971}
  • Kenneth L. Lasoen
  • Published 16 February 2018
  • Political Science
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
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