Volume 66, No. 2 (June 2022)

Libya and Nautical Terrorism: Revisiting the 1984 Naval Mining of the Red Sea—Intelligence Challenges and Lessons

By Richard A. Mobley

Using declassified materials, retired CIA military analyst Richard Mobley reviews the Libyan mining of the Red Sea in 1984 and offered lessons that the material revealed in the process of identifying the culprit and finding and determining the type or types of mines used. The task involved the mine-detection and mine-clearing assets of several countries.

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