Military force can be a valuable part of the U.S. strategy to contain terrorism: under certain conditions, the political and strategic gains justify employment of military force against terrorism. From the introduction: "This article presents three historical cases: the U.S. air strike in Libya in 1986, the cruise missile attacks on Iraq in 1993, and the cruise missile strikes against Sudan and Afghanistan in 1998. We will examine the military, political, and strategic outcomes from each of these incidents, asking in each case exactly what the use of military force accomplished."
|Author:||Kosnik, Mark E.|
|Publisher:||Naval War College (U.S.)|
|Source:||Naval War College Review (Spring 2000), v.53 no.2, p.13-39|