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Apr 27, 2005 1:36 pm

Eland: U.S. Is Hiding Indications of Its Own Failure

In his new article, "Evidence that the U.S. May Be Losing the Global War on Terror", Ivan Eland discusses how the administration might be hiding evidence of its own failures in the war.

According to Larry Johnson, a former CIA analyst and State Department terrorism expert who still has many sources within the intelligence community, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s office is suppressing data showing that the number of major terrorist attacks worldwide exploded from 175 in 2003 to 625 in 2004, the highest number since the Cold War began to wane in 1985. U.S. officials said that when analysts at the National Counterterrorism Center declined the office of the secretary’s invitation to use a methodology that would reduce the number of terrorist attacks, her office terminated publication of the State Department’s annual “Patterns of Global Terrorism” report.

Dr. Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute:

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