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Shultz on Terrorism: Fight Back

January 15, 1986|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The United States risks having "a policy of paralysis" unless it is willing to take open and covert military action against nations that support terrorism, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said today.

"We cannot let the ambiguities of the terrorist threat reduce us to total impotence," Shultz said in a speech dotted with references to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi. The United States must have "the stomach," even when results are slow, to keep up the pressure against state-sponsored terrorism, he said. Shultz made the remarks in a speech to the Pentagon-sponsored "Conference on Low-Intensity Warfare."

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