Accession Number : ADA331285

Title :   Protection Against Terrorism: Does the 1998 FM 100-5 Say Enough?

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Bryant, Thomas E.

PDF Url : ADA331285

Report Date : 22 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : This monograph examines the U.S. Army Draft 1998 Field Manual 100-5 Operations to determine whether the terrorist threat is sufficiently addressed to carry the Army into the 21st Century. First, this monograph shows the purpose of Operations as the Army's capstone manual and shows the importance of terrorism at the operational level of war because of the will of the American people. Second, it uses case studies from Beirut and Saudi Arabia to show how U.S. policy can be affected by terrorism, and to determine what weaknesses were found at the operational level of war by the Secretary of Defense directed investigations into those incidents. Third, the monograph used the DOD Combating Terrorism Program Handbook to establish criteria with which to evaluate the new Operations. This monograph found that while the 1998 FM 100-5 'Operations' did address the terrorist threat, it did not adequately address the threat across the spectrum of conflict to give the operational commander a proper focus in force protection. The monograph concludes with a recommendation for changes and additions to be made to 'Operations'.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *TERRORISM, UNITED STATES, THREATS, CASE STUDIES, COUNTERTERRORISM, MANUALS, SAUDI ARABIA.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE