Accession Number:

ADA341465

Title:

Domestic Terrorism and Our National Security Strategy

Descriptive Note:

Research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The threat of terrorism has encroached our national borders and has created a heightened sense of vulnerability among many Americans. President Clinton has stated, Fighting terrorism is and will for a long time to come be one of the top priorities of the United States. Two acts passed in 1996 have strengthened our fight against terrorism, the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Defense Against Weapons of Mass Destruction WMD Act. The Defense Against WMD Act designated the Department of Defense the executive agent for coordination of assistance in responding to threats involving biological and chemical weapons. The focus of this research project will be to follow this trail and analyze DODs course of action in meeting their obligation and assess the probability that DOD will maintain this function after the 1 October 1999 legislative mandate.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE