Accession Number : ADA182758

Title :   Combating Terrorism - A Response in Kind.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Lum,Tom

PDF Url : ADA182758

Report Date : 13 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Outside of armed conflicts representing nations with forces in uniforms, another kind of war has emerged waged by terrorists. For the past twenty years terrorists have waged war against nations for a variety of reasons. No rules of war govern their conduct nor do they observe any. Methods of combatting terrorism vary from nation to nation. Few nations agree totally on how to combat this form of lawlessness. This essay examines one approach and suggests another. President Reagan's ultimate decision to bomb Libya is examined through a discussion of the events, repercussions of these events, and world opinion of these events that preceded his decision. A harsher, more controlled and personal approach to combatting terrorism is suggested and discussed. Keywords: Military strategy; Counterterrorism; Theses.

Descriptors :   *TERRORISM, MILITARY OPERATIONS, BOMBS, COUNTERMEASURES, DECISION MAKING, GLOBAL, LIBYA, MILITARY STRATEGY, PUBLIC OPINION, THESES, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE