Terrorism: A Question of Definitions

Virtually all agree on one thing about terrorism: they are against it. The trouble is in defining it. Secretary of State George Shultz ran into that difficulty with the House Foreign Affairs Committee last week when he testified in favor of Administration-backed proposals to combat the scourge. The legislators voiced few objections to a bill that would give rewards of up to $500,000 to those who provide information about terrorist acts. But they balked at one that would empower the Secretary to designate any government as "terrorist" and make it a crime...

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