Could Asia Be a Dangerous Place?

Last month, the American Embassy School in New Delhi received word of a bomb threat. Luckily it was Sunday and no students were around. But when the local cops arrived, with their bomb squad and sniffer dogs, school director Robert W. Hetzel received an interesting lesson. When you get a bomb scare, the police said, the worst thing you can do is send the students running off the campus. That makes them targets for terrorists who might be waiting outside—and who may have called in the threat for exactly that purpose. Instead, you "sweep" a playing field or parking lot and...

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