The Shadow of Terrorism

Under attack overseas, Americans now worry: Can it happen at home?

Normally, wars are not won by dying for one's country. They are won by making the enemy die for his. Unfortunately, holy wars are not waged under this harsh but rational precept. Today many religious zealots seem almost eager to die for their cause in suicidal truck bombings and other terroristic attacks. President Reagan said two weeks ago that there were as many as 1,000 kamikaze terrorists being trained in Iran alone. Such individual fanaticism has now been coupled with something new: the...

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