Preparing Personnel to Live with a Protean Terrorist Threat
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON
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Everybody has statistics. Somebody else mentioned there were 1,500-plus terrorist acts against Americans over a period of years. In preparation for this talk I asked our people to do a run for me on terrorism worldwide for the calendar year 1983. They gave me separate sheets this thick on 569 terrorist incidents worldwide in the calendar year 1983 kidnappings, barricades, hostage occupation, letter bombings, explosive bombings, things like Beirut, Ireland, crimes against U.S. business both at home and abroad, missile attacks, takeovers, assassinations, sabotage, break-ins, conspiracy, sniping.