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Whatever Happened to the A-Team of Terrorism?: A Brief Assessment of Hizballah and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (PDF)

February 22, 2012

Since at least May 2011, the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to have been engaged in a high-risk, high-profile, and not entirely successful campaign to murder perceived enemies of the regime of Ayatollah Khamenei. These plots and their frequently lackluster outcomes have caused many to ask, whatever happened to the A-Team of Terrorism?