Friday, April 27, 2007

State Dept. Annual Report on Terrorism: 29% increase of attacks worldwide

McClatchy's Warren Strobel and Jonathan Landay say that STATE's annual report on terrorism " ...will show a more than 25 percent increase in terror attacks worldwide in 2006 to over 14,000 -- almost all of it due to incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Friday..."

"Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and her top aides had considered postponing or downplaying the release of this year’s edition, due to the extreme political sensitivities, several officials said. But ultimately, they decided to issue the report on or about the congressionally mandated deadline of Tuesday, the officials said."

No comments: