269. 12/21/1988

“After the bombing of [Pan Am] Flight 103 in [December 21] 1988, the Department of State was criticized for not making public in advance confidential intelligence that indicated there might be an attack on U.S. civil aviation. The result was the ‘no double standard policy,’ which requires the release of sanitized versions of threat intelligence when assured countermeasures are not feasible.” [Editor’s note: the author incorrectly identified the date of the Pan Am bombing as 1986.]

 – Yonah Alexander, ed., Combating Terrorism, Page 55

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