Counterterrorism and Intelligence Framework (Thesis and Outline
Develop a thesis and outline, and identify at least five sources for your Framework. This prep assignment is intended to help you prepare for the final draft of the Framework.
Develop a thesis statement. The thesis statement will be the point or claim you argue or prove in your paper
At a minimum the outline should include the agencies you intend to include in your framework (at least three) and intelligence and counterterrorism tools (at least three) that will be available to these agencies.
Construct a Counterterrorism and Intelligence Framework that creates the most robust intelligence system and strategically efficient counterterrorism operations. The Framework should be written as a policy recommendation to the U. S. Department of Homeland Security.
The Framework must address the following:
Roles and responsibilities for agencies participating in your framework
Consider whether you will do away with some agencies, simply remove them from intelligence and counterterrorism operations, or whether you will create new agencies. Your Framework must contain at least three agencies.
Specific function of each agency
Describe the specific function of each agency. Note whether agencies will focus on a specific type of intelligence, intelligence collection, or counterterrorism operations.
Discuss how your three noted agencies will interact with one another to support of the overall Framework.
Tools the agencies use
Which tools (intelligence and counterterrorism) will be made available to agencies in your Framework? You must discuss at least three tools.
Intelligence and counterterrorism policies
Discuss at least three specific policy recommendations regarding intelligence and counterterrorism that the Department of Homeland Security should adopt to combat future terrorist attacks and protect the homeland.
Students are reminded of the standards for academic research, which includes:
Primary (original) sources written by experts in the field of study
Secondary sources supported by research in primary sources
Credible sources (experts in the area of study)
Relevant research (materials are pertinent to the area of study)
In graduate work, the use of peer-reviewed journal articles (journal articles reviewed by recognized experts in the relevant field of study) is required.
Educational websites may be appropriate in some cases but should be evaluated carefully.
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