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Fighting Terrorism, Addressing Liability: A Global Proposal

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Military and defense (National security)

Keywords: National security; 9/11; insurance; homeland security

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The SAFETY Act provides protections to manufacturers, distributors, and providers of anti-terrorism technologies for cases under the jurisdiction of U.S. courts, but terrorism is a global threat. Other countries should consider similar liability-protection regimes to encourage the industrial base of all free nations to develop and adopt the best anti-terrorist tools no matter where they are manufactured or employed.