Efforts to develop new counterterrorism strategies have faced a number of challenges. Some of these challenges are legislative. Laws sometimes prevent the U.S. government from doing some of the things it needs to do to combat terrorism. For example, there are, for very good reasons, limits on the ability of law enforcement agencies to collect information on American citizens. Other counterterrorism challenges can be structural. For instance, it is often difficult for government agencies to share information with one another. This may be the case for a variety of reasons, such as the sensitivity of information and the sheer large number of diverse intelligence organizations.
In addition to legislative and structural challenges, the social and cultural beliefs of a community or nation can hinder counterterrorism efforts. A good example is that of Egypt, which makes aggressive counterterrorism efforts to defeat Al-Qaeda. Despite this, many Egyptian citizens counterbalance these efforts through violence of their own, often in response to governmental corruption in that country.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review Chapter 8 in the course text Introduction to Homeland Security, the articles “US Counter-Terrorism Options: A Taxonomy” and “National Strategy for Combating Terrorism,” and the NPR podcast “Calls renewed for better U.S. counterterrorism strategies.” This time, focus on counterterrorism challenges.
Review the Chapter 3 video “The Counterinsurgency Strategy – Close Up”. Reflect on the impact that social and cultural barriers have on combating terrorism.
Identify two counterterrorism challenges and consider why each is a challenge.
Think about how the U.S. government might address the challenges you identified.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 a brief description of at least two counterterrorism challenges. Explain why each is a challenge. Then explain how each challenge might be addressed. Be specific.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
One and a half page with at least three references…. MULTIPLE USE OF INTEXT CITATION REQUIRED AND PAGE NUMBER……. PLEASE USE SPLIT IN CITATIONS…PLEASE LOOK UP THE PROPER APA USE OF SPLIT CIATION
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.
Course Text: Introduction to Homeland Security
oChapter 8, “Preventing Terrorist Attacks: Root Causes, Law, Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism, and Border Control”
Article: Anderson, K. (2009). Targeted killing in U.S. counterterrorism strategy and law. Retrieved from http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2009/05/1…
Article: Byman, D. (2007). US counter-terrorism options: A taxonomy. Survival, 49(3), 121–150.
Article: Haley, J. (2005). Counterterrorism. In Encyclopedia of United States National Security. SAGE Publications.
Article: National Security Council. (2006). National strategy for combating terrorism. Retrieved from http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/wdc/doc…
Web Audio:Northam, J. (Writer). (2006, October 22). Calls renewed for better U.S. counterterrorism strategies [Radio broadcast episode]. In National Public Radio (Producer), NPR News. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?story…
Web Video: Gaviria, M., & Smith, M. (Writers). (2008, October 21). The war briefing [Television series episode]. In M. Gaviria (Producer), Frontline. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/warbriefin…
oChapter 3, “The Counterinsurgency Strategy – Close Up”
Article: Perl, R. F. (2007). National strategy for combating terrorism: Background and issues for Congress. Retrieved from http://www.law.umaryland.edu/marshall/crsreports/c…