HSM 433 - WEEK 1 DQ TERRORISTS AND COUNTER TERRORISM EFFORTS
Terrorists and Counter Terrorism Efforts (Part One). Post your discussion for the topic assigned by last name (see below). Support your analysis with appropriate references. Your responses to your classmates must be to a topic different from your assigned topic.
If your last name begins with A-I, address this topic.
Summarize the history, defining characteristics, goals, and structure/hierarchy of Hezbollah and the efforts in Lebanon. Explain the counterterrorism strategies you think are most effective for combating Hezbollah.
If your last name begins with J-Q, address this topic.
Summarize the history, defining characteristics, goals, and structure/hierarchy of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and their efforts in Sri Lanka. Explain the counterterrorism strategies you think are most effective for combating the LTTE.
If your last name begins with R-Z, address this topic.
Summarize the history, defining characteristics, goals, and structure/hierarchy of the Palestinian terrorist Organizations and their efforts in Israel. Explain the counterterrorism strategies you think are most effective for combating Palestinian terrorists.
The Intelligence Cycle. (CLO – 2, 5)
Review elements of the FBI Intelligence Cycle. In your final paper you will be required to demonstrate your understanding of the Intelligence gathering process and formulate a request for intelligence. This forum will help you with this portion of your final paper.
Initial Post. Assume you are an official within the Department of Homeland Security who prepares advisories and makes recommendations for government and law enforcement agencies within the US and abroad. For this forum prepare a Request for Intelligence (RFI) information targeting a specific terrorist organization. What are the things you want to know about the organization, their tactics, and ability to carry out an attack? Your initial post should be at least 250 to 300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
Directed Response. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Assume you are the recipient of the RFI from your classmate. Is the RFI clear? Or does it result in more questions? Do you understand what is needed by DHS? How will you identify the intelligence requested? Is the information unique to this group or is it applicable to other groups as well? Is the threat to American citizens within the United States, abroad, or both?