Terrorism: Challenge and Reponse.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Terrorism as a means for political and social influence has been, and continues to be, a serious problem in the US. But effective law enforcement and changing political and social conditions have kept it from getting out of hand. International terrorism directed against US citizens and property abroad will continue to be a major problem for he foreseeable future. International terrorist organiztions, supported by totalitarian states, are engaged in declared war against the US and the west. The initial phases of which have been decisively won by terrorists as a result of 1 apathy in the west 2 lack of unity and 3 the cowardly response to terrorist attacks by most western governments. Although terrorists have heretofore been successful, this essay indentifies vulnerabilities which can be exploited through coordinated western response. These vulnerabilites are examines in light of specific responses that should be taken using national elements of power. Within this context, the Author concludes that regional, international, and bi-lateral cooperation to facilitate pursuit of a proactive campaign against terrorists will quickly isolate and render ineffective international terrorists and their supporters. Author
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