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February 1986

Public Report of the Vice President's Task Force on Combatting Terrorism

This report details the plan of the Vice Presidential task force on combatting terrorism. It aims to assess American priorities and policies, to determine how the program can be coordinated to achieve the most effective results, and ends by giving recommendations based on analysis of the program itself.

April 1, 1986

NSPG Meeting re: Acting Against Libyan Support for International Terrorism

Memorandum outlines three options for American and allied intervention in Libya in response to terrorist attacks in Rome and Vienna. Options range frome economic and political sanctions to military intervention with allied support.

July 20, 1985

NSDD-179: Task Force on Combatting Terrorism

Reagan appoints Vice President Bush to the head of a task force designed to assess the US policy on terrorism. This task force will use government resources from all departments to evaluate and give recommendations for actions to prevent and respond to terrorist acts.

April 10, 1980

No. 00561833/10.04.1980, 'Memo regarding Terrorist Threats to Our Country'

Report about possible terrorist threats made against Romania concerning its relationship with Palestine and the PLO.

July 2, 1985

Memorandum on Hijacking of TWA Flight 847

"On the question of exchanging hostages from the aircraft seized in Athens for Shiite prisoners in Israel."

July 1982

National Intelligence Estimate, NIE-4-82, 'Nuclear Proliferation Trends Through 1987'

With proliferation becoming a “greater threat to US interests over the next five years,” intelligence analysts believed that the “disruptive aspect of the proliferation phenomenon will constitute the greater threat to the United States.” While the estimators saw “low potential” for terrorist acquisition of nuclear weapons, the likelihood of terrorist/extortionist hoaxes was on the upswing. Significant portions of the NIE are excised, especially the estimate of Israel’s nuclear arsenal and its impact in the Middle East. Nevertheless, much information remains on the countries of greatest concern: Iraq and Libya in the Near East, India and Pakistan in South Asia, Brazil and Argentina in Latin America, and the Republic of South Africa, as well as those of lesser concern: Iran, Egypt, Taiwan and the two Koreas.