Phoenix Event: Responding With Unity of Effort

A National Security Strategy for a New Century (NSS) repeatedly describes an ever growing terrorist threat, emphasizing the need to protect U.S. vital infrastructure from such threats. Such actions, not if but when they happen, have strategic national and military importance. Terrorist actions are addressed under the rubric of Military Operations Other Than War (MOOTW). MOOTW doctrine specifies guiding principles for combating these actions. One principle in particular, Unity of Effort, is historically elusive. Further, the NSS lists transportation as part of our vital infrastructure. This study examines MOOTW principles, primarily Unity of Effort, as they apply to countering a terrorist strike targeting a vital component of U.S. national infrastructure: air transportation.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Bibliography;
  • Pagination: 43p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01103597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 24 2008 2:08PM