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Study: Global Terrorism Dropped Sharply in 2002

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Study: Global Terrorism Dropped Sharply in 2002

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Study: Global Terrorism Dropped Sharply in 2002

Study: Global Terrorism Dropped Sharply in 2002

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Incidents of international terrorism fell 44 percent to 199 in 2002, a State Department report says. But skeptics say the numbers are skewed because the United States inflated the number of incidents in 1999. The study also highlights improvements in intelligence sharing and international cooperation, praising France for its aid in the Richard Reid shoe-bombing case and the Zacarias Moussaoui case. Hear NPR's Michele Kelemen.

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