Accession Number:

ADA364488

Title:

A Phoenix Event: Responding With Unity of Effort.

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

A National Security Strategy for a New Century NSS repeatedly describes an ever growing terrorist threat, emphasizing the need to protect U.S. vital infrastructure from such threats. Such actions, not if but when they happen, have strategic national and military importance. Terrorist actions are addressed under the rubric of Military Operations Other Than War MOOTW. MOOTW doctrine specifies guiding principles for combating these actions. One principle in particular, Unity of Effort, is historically elusive. Further, the NSS lists transportation as part of our vital infrastructure. This study examines MOOTW principles, primarily Unity of Effort, as they apply to countering a terrorist strike targeting a vital component of U.S. national infrastructure air transportation.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE