Terrorism: An Interview with William Casey

"I Would Like to Think the Interception . . . Will Be a Turning Point"

In a wide-ranging interview with TIME Correspondent David Halevy, cia Director William Casey expressed somber but generally optimistic views on the fight against worldwide terrorism and other matters. Excerpts:

On capture of the Achille Lauro terrorists. We had exact, accurate and timely intelligence. We knew where to go and where to act. That is the outcome of the past five years, during which we have had more resources and more experience. Not less important, we have very good relationships with the rest of the Government. The teamwork, the relationships within the intelligence community, with the National Security Council and the White...

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