COUNTER TERRORISM AND DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY INTEGRATION AND REFLECTION

Module 4 – Case COUNTERTERRORISM AND DHS INTEGRATION AND REFLECTION Assignment Overview COUNTERTERRORISM AND DHS Counterterrorism and Intelligence As you now are aware, all the modules tie in together to explain how and why the Department of Homeland Security operates: The framework for responding to disasters The systematic approach for integrated responses The DHS overview with military interface Intelligence and information-sharing mechanisms As you are also aware, DHS does not operate singularly; it depends on partnerships at all levels of operation. So it is with counterterrorism. Read the assigned material and respond to the following exercises. Case Assignment Look up the definition of counterterrorism (please, no Wikipedia or other nonprofessional sources). What is the definition? Look up the definition of intelligence. What is the relationship of intelligence to counterterrorism? Explain with examples. Relate counterterrorism and intelligence with the military From the Background Information section, review your readings/audio/websites and: Explain how a specific counterterrorism team, unit, or partnership operates to counter a terrorist episode. Use a specific example and “walk it through” the process. Assignment Expectations Assignments should be at least three pages double-spaced, not counting the cover or reference page. Paper format: (a) Cover page, (b) Header, (c) Body. Submit your assignment by the last day of this module. Relevance—All content is connected to the question. Precision—Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate. Depth of discussion—Present and integrate points that lead to deeper issues. Breadth—Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered. Evidence— Well-supported points with facts, statistics, and references. Logic—Presented discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, and/or factual information. Clarity—Writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples. Objectivity—Avoids predominant use of first person and avoids subjective bias. References—Sources listed at the end of the paper (APA style preferred).

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