Friday, August 06, 2004

Aug. 6, 1945: Birth of the Atomic Age

ter·ror·ism: The use, or threatened use, of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode of government by terror or intimidation. The calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear [syn: act of terrorism, terrorist act]

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