Accession Number:

ADA394285

Title:

Security of the Western Hemisphere. International Terrorism and Organized Crime

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The threat posed by international terrorism and organized crime ITOC is too great and too complex for civilian institutions to confront by themselves. The military could and should assist in internal protection missions if its operational role is carefully limited by a legal democratic regime. Todays security requirements call for a coordinated and cooperative application not only of all national civilian and military resources but also those of a variety of international and functional organizations. Because success against ITOC requires close unilateral and multilateral coordination, the responsibility should devolve to the OAS.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE