“Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby
they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely
through the use of electromagnetic waves… So there are plenty of ingenious
minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak
terror upon other nations…It's real, and that's the reason why we have to
intensify our [counterterrorism] efforts.”
Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an
April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam
Nunn. Quoted from DoD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William S.
Cohen, Q&A at the Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction,
and U.S. Strategy, University of Georgia, Athens, Apr. 28, 1997.