Accession Number : ADA308596

Title :   A Chaordic Threat: Right Wing Terrorism in the United States.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Driscoll, John B.

PDF Url : ADA308596

Report Date : 05 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Future war is emerging in our own culture and language. The threat is chaordic and possesses unity of effort with little visible unity of command. Our nation is at risk but doesn't fully comprehend an enemy that is elusive, global, serious, survivable and effective. This paper focuses on the traits endemic to a threat that purposefully avoids definition, and is strategically targeting the United States Government portion of Clausewitz's remarkable trinity as an intermediate objective. Because its shared strategic purpose is global, this chaordic threat conducts superterrorism. This threat poses a learning opportunity about full dimension war, and suggests that points of departure to the new paradigm are flattening hierarchical organizations and redefining doctrinal battlespace as battlesystem awareness. Strategic success will depend on linking security battlesystems in real battlespace.

Descriptors :   *THREATS, *TERRORISM, WARFARE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, RISK, TARGETING, HIERARCHIES, BATTLES, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE