Saddam's Secret Weapon

Will terrorists open a second front in the U.S.?

If the U.S. and its allies attack Iraq, Saddam Hussein is all but certain to strike back with a long-range weapon of his own: international terrorism. In a speech last week, the Iraqi leader hinted again at a terrorist offensive when he threatened that if war breaks out he would spread his nation's battle to "the whole world." The most likely targets of terror would be American citizens and property abroad. But shadowy pro-Iraq groups might also try to open a second front within the U.S.

Among Saddam's allies are the Abu Nidal organization, believed to be responsible for some of...

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