Friday, April 28, 2006

Annual Terror Report Released

The State Department issued its "Country Reports on Terrorism 2005" today. In the typical 60-second news block, what might get overlooked is the major change mandated by Congress. Whereas in past years only international terror incidents (cross-border or involving a person in a foreign country) were counted, now all terror incidents are counted and all are "equal" whether or not anyone dies.

About half the recorded incidents killed no one. Iraq was the scene of approximately one-third of all incidents in 2005 and more than half of all deaths attributed to terrorism.

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