Accession Number:

ADA422151

Title:

NATO and the War on Terrorism: Objectives and Obstacles

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This thesis examines the role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO in the global war on terrorism. It focuses on NATOs objectives as well as the obstacles to its active and effective participation in contenting this new security challenge. The thesis first analyzes NATOs response to the terrorist attacks against the United States on ii September 2001 and the resulting nansfonation in NATOs strategic focus and capabilities, which is designed to ensure its relevance in the new security environment. The thesis then examines the key political and military factors that night, in sone circumstances, undermine the Atlantic Alliance and hinder the important task of combating terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. These factors constitute challenges that must be successfully net for the Atlantic Alliance to play a strong role in the war on terrorism.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE