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U.S. Officials Defend Exclusion of Terrorist Data

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U.S. Officials Defend Exclusion of Terrorist Data

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U.S. Officials Defend Exclusion of Terrorist Data

U.S. Officials Defend Exclusion of Terrorist Data

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The U.S. Department of State and American intelligence officials are trying to fend off criticism of their new methods for counting incidents of international terrorism. For the past several years, the number of incidents of worldwide terrorism had been made part of an annual report — but after preliminary numbers for this year indicated terrorism has increased three times from the year before, the data was removed.