ABSTRACT

What Is the Kind of War upon Which We Are Embarking?   [open pdf - 97KB]

This Naval War College Point Paper was prepared in response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The Naval War College commissioned more than thirty papers addressing strategy and policy, operational concepts, and national security decision making related to the terror war. These papers were intended as contributions to U.S. national security policy deliberations, and to assist the U.S. Navy as it planned its response to future terrorist threats. The purpose of this Point Paper was "to better understand the nature of the terror war." It provides a brief background, and posits that the war will manifest the following characteristics: (1) Not a 'Normal' War, (2) Homeland a Battle Zone, (3) A Long War, (4) Elusive Adversaries, and (5) A Multi-Spectrum War.

Report Number:
Naval War College Newport Paper No. 6
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Date:
2001-10-22
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: http://www.nps.edu/Library/index.aspx
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pdf
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application/pdf
Source:
Newport Papers [electronic resource]: National Security Strategy After 9/11/01, p.16-19
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