Accession Number : ADA326930

Title :   Freedom's Greatest Threat, The Metaterrorist.

Descriptive Note : Strategic research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Gary M.

PDF Url : ADA326930

Report Date : 15 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The end of the Cold War ushered on to the world scene a new hybrid of terrorist. This new breed of criminal is called the metaterrorist, because his art of instilling terror goes beyond anything we have ever seen in the past. As the only remaining super power in the world, the United States is in the vanguard of freedom and must be prepared to deal with this new emerging threat. This study examines this new phenomena, discusses the potential effects of the metaterrorist and provides recommendations to combat this new threat to freedom. It provides a think piece in the form of a metaterrorist scenario, which effects America's center of gravity and, if not examined, may portend this nation's 21st century Pearl Harbor.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *THREAT EVALUATION, *TERRORISM, TERRORISTS, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), CIVIL AFFAIRS, COUNTERTERRORISM, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, POLITICAL REVOLUTION, CIVIL DISTURBANCES.

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE