Counterterrorism Discussion Questions.

Counterterrorism Discussion Questions.
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Please read each question and answer i full detail. Please use one source from the readings and one outside source for each question. Question 1: Read the Washington Post article, “CIA veteran John Brennan has transformed U.S. counterterrorism policy.” Also, read the New York Times article, “Tensions Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Deepen Over Conflict in Yemen.” Do you think that Brennan’s Yemen model was a success, or failure? Explain your answer in your own words and defend your position with facts.

DeYoung, Karen. 2012. “CIA veteran John Brennan has transformed U.S. counterterrorism policy.” The Washington Post, Washington, DC. Retrieved on 1 Oct 15: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-veteran-john-brennan-has-transformed-us-counterterrorism-policy/2012/10/24/318b8eec-1c7c-11e2-ad90-ba5920e56eb3_story.html

Kirkpatrick, David. 2015. “Tensions Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Deepen Over Conflict in Yemen.” New York Times, New York, NY. Retrieved on 1 Oct 15: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/10/world/middleeast/yemen-fighting.html 130 words. Question 2 : Read The Washington Post article, “Plans for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists,” and discuss the elements of counterterrorism used to thwart terrorist activities. Do you think that this has been an effective strategy for defeating terrorist activities? Explain your answer in detail.

Miller, Greg. 2012. “Plans for hunting terrorists signals U.S. intends to keep adding names to kill lists.” The Washington Post, Washington, DC. Retrieved on 1 October 2015: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/plan-for-hunting-terrorists-signals-us-intends-to-keep-adding-names-to-kill-lists/2012/10/23/4789b2ae-18b3-11e2-a55c-39408fbe6a4b_story.html.

Question 3: Watch the video of White House Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan: “Ensuring al-Qaeda’s Demise.” What are the points he raises? Do you agree with his assessment of prosecuting terrorists? Explain your answers in detail. Video White House Counterterrorism Adviser John Brennan: “Ensuring al-Qaeda’s Demise” http://youtu.be/nkxboETMUog. Question 4: Read the International Affairs article, “The evolution of counterterrorism: will tactics trump strategy?” Discuss the evolution and differences of counterterrorism policy between President’s Bush and Obama. Do you think that the change has been effective and provided a strategic vision to provided security for the United States and its allies? Explain and defend your response in detail.

Cronin, A. (2010). The evolution of counterterrorism: will tactics trump strategy? International Affairs, 86(4), 837-856. Retrieved on 1 Oct 15: http://ezproxy.umuc.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=51938970&site=eds-live&scope=site

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