The Nation

A presidential task force has concluded that U.S. policy on international terrorism is "pretty good" and requires no major change, according to a State Department official. The task force, formed after the Mideast hijacking of a TWA jetliner last year, recommends in its report that the United States continue its policy of retaliating against terrorists but refrain from acting against states harboring terrorists, said Robert B. Oakley, ambassador-at-large for counterterrorism. Oakley said the report, to be released this week, "won't be anything startling." The commission, headed by Vice President George Bush, included Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger.

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