The Federal Response to Domestic Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Status of the Department of Defense Support Program: Hearing Before the Military Research and Development Subcommittee of the Committee on National Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session : Hearing Held, November 4, 1997, Volume 2

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Page 154 - terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.
Page 168 - ... security rest with the local authorities in domestic events and host governments in events abroad. For domestic events, the FBI plays a major role in crisis management planning, preparation, and implementation, in coordination with state and local authorities and other federal agencies. For example, DOD, DOE, FEMA, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent personnel and advisors to prepare for and monitor the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia....
Page 19 - I will be happy to answer any questions you or the members of the committee may have. Thank you.
Page 216 - An Act making emergency supplemental appropriations for additional disaster assistance, for anti-terrorism initiatives, for assistance in the recovery from the tragedy that occurred at Oklahoma City, and making rescissions for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other purposes.
Page 84 - The acquisition of weapons of mass destruction by a terrorist group, through theft or manufacture, is unacceptable. There is no higher priority than preventing the acquisition of this capability or removing this capability from terrorist groups potentially...
Page 150 - While the number of terrorist incidents both worldwide and in the United States has declined in recent years, the level of violence and lethality of attacks has increased. The State Department reported that the number of international terrorist incidents has fallen from a peak of 665 in 1987 to 296 in 1996, a 25-year low.2 Of the 296 international incidents during 1996, 73 were against US persons and facilities overseas.
Page 209 - ... application of US laws and new legislation to prevent terrorist groups from operating in the United States, and application of extraterritorial statutes to counter acts of terrorism and apprehend terrorists outside of the United States. Return of terrorists overseas, who are wanted for violation of US law, is of the highest priority and a central issue in bilateral relations with my state that harbors or assists them.
Page 154 - counterterrorism" to refer to the full range of its activities directed against terrorism, including preventive and crisis management efforts. On the other hand, DOD uses the term "counterterrorism" to refer to offensive measures to prevent, deter, and respond to terrorist attack and "antiterrorism" to cover defensive measures to reduce the vulnerability of individuals and property to terrorist acts. For purposes of this report, we use the term "combat terrorism" to refer to the full range of federal...
Page 1 - ... potential use of chemical or biological agents and weapons. • The Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 required the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Energy to submit to Congress a joint report on military and civil defense response plans. • The 1997 National Defense Authorization Act required the President to take immediate action to enhance the capability of the Federal Government to prevent and respond to terrorist incidents involving WMD and to provide enhanced support...
Page 156 - ... Americans, defeat or arrest terrorists, respond against terrorist sponsors, and provide relief to the victims of terrorists. The goal during the immediate response phase of an incident is to terminate terrorist attacks so that the terrorists do not accomplish their objectives or maintain their freedom, while seeking to minimize damage and loss of life and provide emergency assistance. After an incident has occurred, a rapidly...

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