Accession Number:

AD1084631

Title:

Possible European Response to the Islamic State's Threat

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to identify the possible changes in the Islamic States IS strategy after the collapse of its strongholds in the Middle East, and to explore possible countermeasures that European countries might implement to mitigate the future threat. This study discusses new security challenges posed by the IS within Europe. This study describes the ISs most likely course of action in Europe after the loss of its main territory in the Middle East using Joint Intelligence Preparation of the Operational Environment, develops a possible operational approach through Army Design Methodology, and recommends countermeasures to mitigate the threat. It is expected that the IS will increase its use of foreign fighters for conducting attacks and recruitment, and that the EU can mitigate those actions through legislative, institutional and infrastructural countermeasures. Effective counter-terrorism in Europe depends on the offensive development and coordinated implementation of legislative, institutional, and infrastructure development focused countermeasures to achieve a long-term solution.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE