Accession Number : ADA328130

Title :   The New challenge to Operational Readiness: The Threat of Extremist and Supremacist Groups to the United States Military.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Goldenberg, R. A.

PDF Url : ADA328130

Report Date : 15 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Operational Commanders will face a new and growing challenge to readiness as military units emerge with members who belong to extremist and supremacist groups. An Army Task Force Study determined that approximately 7% of military members participate in some form of extremist or supremacist group. Identification and neutralization of these individuals will be one challenge facing the leadership of the military services. The second challenge is in recognition by the National Command Authority of the existence of extremist groups and their open conviction that impending conflict with the Federal government in imminent. The Secretary of Defense must charge the Joint Staff to develop a Deliberate Action Plan to serve as a starting point for Crisis Action Planning to effectively deal with this challenge and remain operationally ready to thwart this potential domestic threat.

Descriptors :   *CRISIS MANAGEMENT, *OPERATIONAL READINESS, *TASK FORCES, *COUNTERINSURGENCY, TERRORISTS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), NEUTRALIZATION, ARMY, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE