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Author Hughes, Geraint, 1975-
Title The military's role in counterterrorism : examples and implications for liberal democracies / Geraint Hughes
Imprint Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  363.325 H8743 2011    AVAILABLE  -  30500101476144
Descript xix, 204 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Series Letort paper
Letort papers
Note "May 2011."
Format not distributed to depository libraries
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The author examines historical and contemporary examples of military involvement in counterterrorism, outlining the specific roles which the armed forces of liberal democracies have performed in combating terrorism, both in a domestic and international context. He describes the political, strategic, conceptual, diplomatic, and ethical problems that can arise when a state's armed forces become engaged in counterterrorism, and argues that military power can only be employed as part of a coordinated counterterrorist strategy aimed at the containment and frustration -- rather than the physical elimination -- of the terrorist group(s) concerned
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-184)
Introduction -- Is terrorism a military problem? -- The military's role in counterterrorism -- Problems arising from military involvement in counterterrorism : the international context -- Problems arising from military involvement in counterterrorism : the domestic context -- Conclusions
Subject Terrorism -- Prevention
War on terrorism
Internal security
Alt Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute
Govt. Doc# D 101.146/3:C 83/2
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