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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 <mab@research.att.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