Accession Number:

ADA014159

Title:

The Terror Trap

Descriptive Note:

Military issues research memo

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-08-27

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Nuclear, chemical and biological blackmail by terrorist organizations and individuals could become a reality in the near future. The United States has adopted a tough strategy of supporting both bilateral agreements and multilateral connections seeking to institute universal sanctions against states which harbor terrorists. Although idealogically opposed to individual acts of terrorism, the Soviet Union still interprets, supports, or opposes the methods, activities, and purposes of various terrorist groups proportionately with their perceived accomodations with Soviet national interests, despite a policy of reducing international tensions with the West through detente. Both superpowers must recognize that the techniques of terrorism can be used by anyone regardless of ideology or nationality, that mutually beneficial decision along will not solve the problem, but is a prerequisite to reversing current trends of escalating terrorism and to achieving world peace, security, and genuine detente.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE