Accession Number:

ADA434093

Title:

Aggressive ISR in the War on Terrorism: Breaking the Cold War Paradigm

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FELLOWS PROGRAM MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

Following the attacks of 11 September 2001, the United States US found itself in a new type of war, one for which existing military doctrine was ill suited. The US now faces a dispersed, loosely organized, non-state threat. This paper addresses the problem of how to employ existing military tools to counter global terrorist groups. This paper presents a Terrorist Group Model of a notional group, then proposes a counterterrorism strategy to deny terrorist groups sanctuary, one of the key requirements for these nonstate threats. This paper then presents several ways in which this objective may be achieved using existing military assets in a new way. The final proposals build upon a 2003 RAND study entitled Military Operations Against Terrorist Groups Abroad Implications for the United States Air Force, authored by David Ochmanek.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE