Accession Number : ADA535475


Title :   Terrorist-Insurgent Thinking and Joint Special Operational Planning Doctrine and Procedures


Corporate Author : JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV MACDILL AFB FL


Personal Author(s) : Paquette, Laure


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a535475.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : The United States has been deeply committed to a war on terror since the World Trade Center towers attack on 11 September 2001 (9/11). Yet, despite extraordinary efforts, commitment of astounding resources, and the loss of many lives, the war goes on. Some argue that it is not really a war, but such an argument is spurious and more wishful thinking than factual. A conflict exists, whatever the definition may be. If law enforcement cannot deal with the level of organized violence, it is war whether you call it that or not. We are long past arguments over whether it is a war. The facts are clear to the reasonably minded. If a group of people or actors - political opportunists, even if disguised in religious quotes - declares war on you, then war exists. If you commit one of the world's largest and most proficient militaries to combat, it is war.


Descriptors :   *TERRORISM , UNITED STATES , MILITARY DOCTRINE , INSURGENCY , LAW ENFORCEMENT , TERRORISTS , MILITARY PLANNING


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE