Text Browser Navigation Bar: Main Site Navigation and Search | Current Page Navigation | Current Page Content

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> The Military's Role in Counterterrorism: Examples and Implications for Liberal Democracies

Login to "My SSI" Contact About SSI Cart: 0 items

Strategic Studies Institute

United States Army War College

The Source for National Security

Research & Analysis

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> Details

The Military's Role in Counterterrorism: Examples and Implications for Liberal Democracies

Authored by Dr. Geraint Hughes.

The Military's Role in Counter... Cover Image

Brief Synopsis

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.

You may also be interested in the following titles:

Survey: The Military's Role in Counterterrorism: Examples and Implications for Liberal Democracies

1. How would you rate the writing and overall quality? (5 best - 1 Worst)

2. Is the content relevant for influencing present and future debates?

View other pubs in the following categories:

Era of Persistent Conflict
Landpower Employment & Sustainment
Landpower Roles

  • Download it Now!

  • Hardcopies

    • Study is: Available
    • Add to Cart
    • View Cart
    • All hardcopies are free of charge, shipping inclusive.
    • For out of stock publications, refer to the new GPO on-demand site. For a small fee, recieve many prior publications. Click here to visit.
    • All materials on our website are available as a free download.

Subscribe using RSS Website Subscriptions