If "terrorism" means "intimidation by violence or the threat of violence," and if we allow the definition to include violence by states and agents of states, then it is these, not isolated individuals or small groups, that are the important terrorists in the world. If terrorist violence is measured by the extent of politically motivated torture and murder, it was shown in chapter 3 that it is in the U.S.—sponsored and protected "authoritarian" states—the real terror network—that these forms of violence have reached a high crescendo in recent decades. In Central America alone, some 60-100 civilians were being murdered by state terrorists per day in 1981, and torture was employed on a regular basis and as a "mode of governance" in more than a dozen U.S. client states in Latin America during the 1970s. As a torturer, murderer and intimidator of large numbers, Augusto Pinochet and his Chilean associates by themselves outclass the aggregate of all the members of Claire Sterling's terror network. The CIA's estimate of all deaths attributable to "international terrorists" from 1968- 1980 is under 4,000, whereas Pinochet and company exceeded this total by a substantial margin in their first year in power.