Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

Terrorism is a new form of warfare against the democracies. Supported by the Soviet Union and others, it ranges from PLO murder to the attempted assassination of the Pope. Combatting it requires an integrated effort of our diplomacy, armed forces, intelligence services, and law-enforcement organizations. Legislative obstacles to international cooperation against terrorism must be repealed, followed by a vigorous program to enhance friendly nations' counter-terrorist forces... In recent years, certain states have sponsored terrorist actions in pursuit of their strategic goals. The international links among terrorist groups are now clearly understood…It is time to think about appropriate preventive or pre-emptive actions against terrorist groups before they strike… We must lead the free nations in a concerted effort to pressure members of the League of Terror to cease their sponsorship and support of terrorism.