The Impact of Terrorism on Air Force Logistics Command's Overseas Activities
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The incidence of international terrorism has been increasing over time. The threat of future terrorist attacks has an impact on the work and quality of life on U.S. government personnel assigned overseas. To better understand the nature and scope of this issue, the authors first explore terrorism by defining it, highlighting its principal causes, describing a sample of active terrorist groups, and reviewing terrorist tactics and targets. Next, the authors analyze the effect of the threat on personnel assigned to the Air Force Contract Maintenance Center an organization of U.S. military and civilian personnel who are primarily assigned overseas. Various approaches for dealing with the threat of terrorism are then reviewed. From the analysis and review, it is concluded that increased awareness and improved training are necessary to place the threat in perspective and reduce the likelihood of being a victim of a terrorist attack.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Unconventional Warfare