U.S. State Department Releases Country Reports on Terrorism 2012
The U.S. State Department released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism 2012 on May 30. This report, an annual assessment of international terrorism trends and events, focuses attention on the continuing threat that international terrorism poses to the national security interests of the United States and its partners, and looks at what the international community is doing in response.
The Europe overview notes that various terrorist groups continued to plot against European targets and interests in 2012, and the year was marked by several high-profile attacks. European security services continued their effective efforts to counter terrorism through close cooperation among countries and with the United States, and through the use of the sophisticated technical capabilities available to most partner states, the report says.
The report includes a strategic assessment, country-by-country breakdowns of counterterrorism efforts, sanctions on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, and foreign terrorist organizations.