Accession Number:

ADA346120

Title:

Preemption and Retribution: Precision-Guided Munitions to Counter Terrorist Threats

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The development of the second generation of precision-guided munitions and stealth technology provides the United States National Command Authorities with a military option for prevention of and retribution for state-sponsored terrorist activities. This study examines the current U.S. policy on terrorism, the ways in which the U.S. has employed elements of national power against terrorist organizations, and determines whether the development of precision-guided munitions affords the U.S. leadership with effective means to conduct preemptive and retributive operations against these terrorist organizations.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE