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  • adj. Not of or pertaining to terrorism.


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non- +‎ terrorism


  • Nearly 35% of the names attributed to the FBI on the watch list came from old or nonterrorism investigations.

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  • As a result, in the entire United States, in 2007, there were a total of just 2,208 nonterrorism wiretaps ordered by federal and local courts.

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  • Since 2004, F.B.I. officials have warned that mortgage fraud posed a looming threat, and the bureau has repeatedly asked the Bush administration for more money to replenish the ranks of agents handling nonterrorism investigations.

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  • For one thing, critics have chided the government for keeping much of its evidence of terrorist connections secret and resorting to nonterrorism charges, such as tax and money-laundering violations, to put the leaders of some charities out of business.

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  • U.S. investigators can separately "flag" people they want to track or question for nonterrorism matters through the Customs and Border Protection agency.

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  • The U.S. can, for instance, threaten to cut off Pakistan's supply of F-16 fighter jets and other nonterrorism-related aid.

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  • Federal law does require the disclosure of certain types of wiretaps -- in 2004, for instance, there were 1,442 nonterrorism-related wiretaps, and only 4 percent targeted computers and electronic devices.

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  • But the 54 defendants do not include, for example, those charged only with lying to agents in a terrorism investigation, or the Army psychiatrist in the Fort Hood military base shooting who faces nonterrorism murder charges brought by military prosecutors instead of civilian charges.

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  • Officials did acknowledge that nonterrorism investigations are often begun or conducted by the task force, which uses federal and local officers side-by-side.

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