Accession Number : ADA184123

Title :   Terrorism - A Global Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gwin,Stephen R

PDF Url : ADA184123

Report Date : 21 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The trends in international terrorism point toward an escalation through the remainder of this decade and into the 1990's. Increases will be reflected in both the number and the lethality of attacks, mostly as a result of the availability and use of sophisticated technology by terrorist groups. The exporting of terrorism has been a major factor in Europe the last few years and is probably a foreboding of what the US can anticipate. The trend toward the use of high technology and a confluence of other factors indicate an increased probability of eventual nuclear terrorism. In combating terrorism, the world community will realize success only through a well coordinated global program. Such a program will require a universally acceptable definition; on e which clearly distinguishes between terrorism and illegal forms of warfare. A close study of profiles on terrorist leaders such as the infamous Carlos, provides a clear distinction between terrorists and freedom fighters. In addition to the coordinated global effort, a sustained victory in the war against terrorism will require an adjustment of international political structures and a perspective of planetization by all the states of the world community.

Descriptors :   *TERRORISM, EUROPE, GLOBAL, INTERNATIONAL, LEADERSHIP, WARFARE, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ATTACK, LETHALITY

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE