Terrorism: March 4, 2000


would pick whichever targets were inadequately defended.--Stephen V Cole

Australian security officials have named Osama bin Laden and the various groups linked to him as the single greatest threat to the Sydney Olympics. Australian officials note that bin Laden has established cells in the Philippines and Thailand, and had a network of connections across Australia itself. Officials insisted, however, that no specific threat to the games is known.--Stephen V Cole

March 4, 2000; Independent experts have told Congress that 30 countries have "aggressive information warfare programs" in place and all of them have targeted the US for peacetime snooping and wartime disruptions. Despite this threat, the experts noted, Federal agencies have done little to protect their networks. One expert noted that a Presidential Commission, followed by a Working Group, had wasted two years and then produced a plan that was little more than an invitation for


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