Accession Number:

ADA346262

Title:

More Than Combating Terrorism: The Force Security Concept And The Role Of Intelligence

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-06

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Significant enhancements to DOD force protection programs have occurred since the Khobar Towers terrorist bombing, but serious shortfalls remain. Differing definitions of force protection and the scope of the threat have caused confusion and have hampered the development of intelligence support efforts. DOD force protection programs are too narrowly defined, and intelligence support is fragmented and uneven. Current efforts focus on the terrorist threat, and most programs have overlooked other significant risks. DOD personnel and facilities face an increasingly complex threat environment. While terrorism represents the most serious threat, it is not the only risk. Civil wars, insurgencies, and riots pose additional hazards. Hostile intelligence activities, crime, disease, environmental hazards, and war debris also threaten DOD personnel and facilities. These risks are part of a total force security threat that includes hazards, other than force-on-force actions.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE