Committee Print: Terrorism--Looking Ahead: Issues and Options for Congress, Proceedings of a Seminar Held by the Congressional Research Service, December 7, 1995, Report Prepared for the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. House of Representatives, by the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. July 1996   [open pdf - 3MB]

This report was compiled by the Congressional Research Service on behalf of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. From the report: "Some months ago, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence requested that the Congressional Research Service conduct a seminar on terrorism. The Committee chose to focus on two key elements of this subject of particular concern to Congress--the changing nature of the terrorist threat and possible legislative and other actions that should be considered by Congress in order to improve the U.S. response to terrorism. [...] The counterterrorist activities of the United States government include intelligence collection and dissemination, security, law enforcement, foreign policy and military response. The seminar participants begin the session with a discussion of the mission and responsibilities of their respective agencies. From there, a number of current policy approaches are presented. Assessments are made of legislative proposals that have been before Congress, and of laws currently in place. The seminar participants offer a wide range of possible programmatic, legislative and policy options to combat terrorism or that might alter the environment that produces terrorist activity. A number of these measures go beyond the usual solutions that have been offered in the past."

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