Accession Number : ADA190718

Title :   The Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Army in Western Europe.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Pisano, Vittorfranco S

PDF Url : ADA190718

Report Date : 16 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This study addresses the terrorist threat to the U.S. Army in Western Europe. In so doing, it examines the sociopolitical environment out of which terrorism is born, the objectives and dynamics of specific terrorist groups that retain offensive potential, the lessons to be drawn from recorded incidents, detectable current trends, and the extent to which countermeasures represent a realistic protective shield. The emphasis is on the terrorist situation, indigenous as well as transnational/international, in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Republic of Italy, since the vast majority of U.S. Army troops stationed in Europe are located in those two allied countries. In the introductory portions of the text and, to a lesser degree, throughout it, an effort is made to delineate the nature of terrorism. This study concludes with a rapid examination of the counter-terrorist setting and some observations as to the best means for the U.S. Army to cope with the terrorist phenomenon in the region.

Descriptors :   *TERRORISM, *THREATS, *WESTERN EUROPE, *ARMY PERSONNEL, ARMY, COUNTERMEASURES, DYNAMICS, ITALY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, PATTERNS, PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, SHIELDING, WEST GERMANY, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE