6. TERRORISM: +1
"We rededicate ourselves and invite others to associate our efforts in order to thwart the activities of terrorists and their supporters, including fund-raising, the planning of terrorist acts, procurement of weapons, calling for violence, and inciteme
Facts & Analysis:
Legislative Response to Terrorism
- Counter-Terrorism is a top priority for the Clinton Administration as it has sought aggressively to track down and punish terrorists worldwide and to fight international crime to the fullest extent of the law.
- Criminal organizations increasingly operate across national boundaries with drug money and counterfeit currency funding their operation. President Clinton has ordered a number of actions to meet these growing threats including pressing for congression
Holding Terrorists Accountable
- Over one year ago President Clinton asked Congress for legislation to strengthen the ability to combat international terrorism. On April 24th the President signed S.735, the "Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996" into law. Congress in
- The U.S. Senate ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing poison gas once and for all. Similarly, in October 1995 at the United Nations General Assembly, the United States urged other nations to ratify as well.
- The United States arrested and brought back to stand trial in the United States, terrorists hiding in Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, Jordan, and Egypt.