Accession Number:

ADA478197

Title:

Reassessing U.S. National Security Strategy: The Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK)

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The Kurdistan Workers Party PKK, a terrorist-insurgent group with ties to lucrative transnational criminal organizations throughout Europe, continues to threaten Turkey-Iraq regional stability by attacking Turkish Security Forces and non-supportive civilians. Recent attacks have forced the U.S. to initiate diplomacy and intelligence sharing actions to pacify Turkish aggression, but these efforts will not suffice as a long-term strategy To reaffirm regional stability the U.S. needs to reassess its current strategies and policies The intent of this paper is to identify the nature of the threat and the need for an aggressive-synergistic national and multi-national strategy to eliminate the PKK.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE