research on the domestic counterterrorism environment
research on the domestic counterterrorism environment of the late 1990s
JUS650-1404A-01 Terrorism and Homeland Security Management Task Name: Phase 3 Discussion Board Deliverable Length: Write 400-600 words, 2 parts: See assignment details Details: Primary Discussion Response is due by Wednesday (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Sunday (11:59:59pm Central).
ASSIGNMENT IS DUE WEDNESDAY 10/22/14 12AM CENTRAL TIME. MAKE SURE ALL QUESTIONS ARE ANSWER.
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
The bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 is arguably the first incident that brought international terrorism to the forefront of many Americans’ minds. During the rest of the 1990s, federal, state, and local public safety organizations implemented terrorism awareness and training programs for their members. Notably, one widely used instruction manual had a picture of the World Trade Center sighted in the crosshairs of a firearm scope on its cover.
Terrorism and extremist behavior dominated many news cycles during the decade of the 1990s, with notable events such as the 1995 Murrah Federal Building bombing, the Waco Massacre, the Ruby Ridge standoff, and the Unabomber attacks. The Final Report of the 9/11 Commission cited a “failure of imagination” as a key failing of America’s defense, intelligence, and public safety apparatus to prevent the attacks of 9/11.
•Based on your research and understanding of the domestic counterterrorism environment of the late 1990s, should the attacks of 9/11 have been prevented? Why or why not? •What major errors do you think were made in the counterterrorism efforts with regard to these attacks? Explain in detail. •In your opinion, what should have been done further to attempt to prevent these attacks? Explain. •What do you think were the most significant lessons learned from these attacks from a counterterrorism perspective? Explain in detail.