Accession Number : ADA180150

Title :   Terrorism: The Military Challenge.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Gary W

PDF Url : ADA180150

Report Date : 16 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : International terrorism is a matter which touches each and every one of us, it threatens international order and can paralyze democratic nations to the degree that they are unable to respond. Terrorism has become a useful capability for aggressive nations unable to mount a successful military challenge against a militarily superior state. This essay reviews the recent experiences in dealing with this new form of conflict exploring the various elements of power with special emphasis on the role for the military. Furthermore, it discusses the nature of international terrorism, defines the threat and explores the goals of the terrorists. It then traces the evolution of U.S. policy and finally determines the strategic implications for the military to meet the challenge.

Descriptors :   *TERRORISM, INTERNATIONAL, COUNTERMEASURES, MILITARY OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE