Counterrorism, Terroism and Homeland Security

Actions for Question 1

Read, “Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction, “10 Plus 10 Over 10 Program” by NTI. Do you think the world, specifically the United States, will be safer if Iran is prevented from creating a nuclear bomb?

http://www.nti.org/treaties-and-regimes/global-partnership-against-spread-weapons-and-materials-mass-destruction-10-plus-10-over-10-program/

 

Actions for Question 2

Read, “The Domestic Terrorist Threat: Background and Issues for Congress”, by Jerome P. Bjelopera, Congressional Research Service. Intelligence collection activities against foreign terrorist groups have received a lot of scrutiny since September 11. 2001. The United States efforts to gather information against domestic terrorism actors has not received the same level of attention. Explain why there is a difference and if it is justified. Explain your answer in your own words.

https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R42536.pdf

 

Actions for Question 3

Read, “Types of Terrorism: A Guide to Different Types of Terrorism”, By Amy Zalman. Explain bioterrorism and if it is a threat to the United States that American’s should concern themselves. Explain your answers in detail.

http://terrorism.about.com/od/whatisterroris1/tp/DefiningTerrorism.htm

 

Actions for Question 4

Read, “Domestic Terrorism: A Persistent Threat in the United States”, by Scott Stewart, Stratfor. The author states, “While domestic terrorism is currently at the peak of the cycle in the United States, it is important to remember that most domestic terrorism cases tend to be simple attacks conducted by a lone actor or small cell.” Do you agree with his assessment? Explain your answers in detail.

https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/domestic-terrorism-persistent-threat-united-states

 

Actions for Question 5 (ALL STUDENTS)

Discuss one issue, or topic we covered in the course that was the most interesting to you. Explain why it was interesting, what you learned about the subject that you did not know before, or what you already knew, but the subject enhanced your opinion.