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Women Terrorists Force Changed Thinking by Security Officials

In the wake of the terrorist bombings of two Russian airliners and a suicide bombing outside a Moscow subway station, U.S. officials are insisting on tighter security for all flights from Russia to the United States. The three terrorist attacks are being blamed on Chechen separatist militants. The suspected perpetrators were women and that presents new challenges in the counter-terrorism campaign. Chechen militants fighting for an independent republic have not hesitated to include women in their operations. Women took part in the hostage operation two years ago in a Moscow theater and in other operations leading up to the recent spate of suicide bombings. Analyst Olga Oliker of the Rand Corporation is not surprised. She says it is another tactic to grab attention and terrify the general public. Full Story

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