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(Fwd) John Deutch on Terrorism in _Foreign_Policy_
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Subject: John Deutch on Terrorism in _Foreign_Policy_
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 09:52:19 -0500
From: Matt Blaze <email@example.com>
Former Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch has an article
entitled ``Terrorism'' in the Fall '97 issue of the journal
_Foreign_Policy_ that merits attention. Here's the abstract:
Terrorism, like the plague in the Middle Ages, frightens both
leaders and citizens. It is a disease that is spreading, its
cure is unknown. Controlling terrorism will require new
mechanisms of cooperation -- both nationally and
internationally -- between intelligence and law enforcement
agencies. Effective action must be simultaneously defensive
and offensive and inevitably requires some compromise of civil
The article discusses encryption and ``cyberterror'' several times,
particularly with respect to the need for surveillance of ``exile
groups'' that support terror.
Especially notable is the argument that the ``intelligence community''
should operate a new agency to combat terrorism.
The need for ``balanced'' policies is discussed several times, as is
the idea that society might have to ``recalibrate'' individual