Terrorist-Insurgent Thinking and Joint Special Operational Planning Doctrine and Procedures
JOINT SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIV MACDILL AFB FL
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The United States has been deeply committed to a war on terror since the World Trade Center towers attack on 11 September 2001 911. Yet, despite extraordinary efforts, commitment of astounding resources, and the loss of many lives, the war goes on. Some argue that it is not really a war, but such an argument is spurious and more wishful thinking than factual. A conflict exists, whatever the definition may be. If law enforcement cannot deal with the level of organized violence, it is war whether you call it that or not. We are long past arguments over whether it is a war. The facts are clear to the reasonably minded. If a group of people or actors - political opportunists, even if disguised in religious quotes - declares war on you, then war exists. If you commit one of the worlds largest and most proficient militaries to combat, it is war.
- Unconventional Warfare