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Counterterrorism: A National Security Priority for the 21st Century.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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As the 20th century draws to a close, the United States has emerged as the worlds only superpower. International terrorism is increasing. No other country possesses the wherewithal to challenge the United States on the conventional battlefield. For many countries whose ambitions counter to the U.S.s national interests, terrorism is an attractive option. More concerting is the increasing availability of weapons of mass destruction to rogue nations and radical terrorist organizations. They now pose a formidable threat. This paper discussed the evolution of international terrorism and the frightening proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Furthermore it analyzes our national security and military strategy for combating terrorism. This paper concludes that terrorism has the potential to catastrophically impact on the American way of life. Therefore, counterterrorism must become a national security priority for the 21st century.
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