This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of two questions. For each question, the student is expected to develop a 3 page essay that fully responds to each question.
Paper 1: What are the capabilities and limitations of intelligence in supporting homeland security efforts?
This paper should provide an examination of the various elements that comprise the intelligence community from local law enforcement to national agencies and how each of those entities contributes to the development of homeland security intelligence. In crafting your paper it would be good to remember the lessons learned from the 9/11 Commission on intelligence sharing and analyze how those lessons/recommendations are being addressed. Lastly, your examination of the question should include the issue of domestic versus foreign intelligence.
Paper 2: Critique the capability of the homeland security system of the United States to meet forecast and emergent future challenges.
In your midterm assignment you were tasked with writing an essay that compared and contrasted the missions and objectives that define the terms homeland security, homeland defense and national security as identified in the various strategies and policies of the United States. This essay should reflect your judgment as to the capability of the homeland security system to achieve those missions and objectives. In developing your response you should also address the apparent dichotomy between efforts to provide for homeland security while maintaining civil liberties. Your judgment should be supported through sound and fair reasoning through your evaluation of the materials and discussions you have had in this class. This evaluation should move beyond what you like or personally think. Through a critical review of the materials and reflective analysis of the facts presented you should develop a deeper understanding of this issue and from that deeper understanding formulate a defensible evaluation
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||05/31/2014 12:00 am