Accession Number:

ADA523908

Title:

Is Countering Global Terrorism a Form of Global War

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-28

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Developing theories about counterterrorism and counterterrorism strategy is made more difficult by problems of definitions what is terrorism, lack of consensus on the fundamental nature of terrorism is it an ideology in and of itself, or a tactic, and differing threat perceptions is terrorism indeed a global problem. In this paper, the author argues that the increased lethality, reach, and overall expanded competencies of terrorist groups means that all nations must confront terrorism in concert and without regard to an individual states threat perception, and while terrorism and counterterrorism indeed do constitute a form of international war, application of military force as the principal counterterrorism measure is not necessarily feasible, suitable, or acceptable.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE