JUS 524 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
Access and review the Anytown, USA simulation. Explain the difficulties law enforcement officials would encounter when dealing with possible terrorist attacks on this city.
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2
Discuss the purposes of terrorism presented in the textbook. Explain if the ends of a terrorist attack can ever justify the means of modern terrorism.
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
What are the differences between social versus political motivations for terrorism? Support your answer with examples.
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
According to the textbook, list some of the characteristics of left-wing and right-wing terrorist groups in the United States. How do they choose their targets? How are these groups a terrorist threat to the United States?
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
Would terrorism as it exists today be a force of fear and intimidation if there were not the capacity for global communications and media? Explain your answer.
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
Does censorship have a legitimate role and purpose in preventing or suppressing terrorism? Why or why not?
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1
Access and view the Anytown, USA simulation. After gathering data from the simulation, how would you utilize the information to make a proper analysis of the city? How would you conduct further research to draft your analysis?
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2
After reading chapters 4 and 5 in the textbook and viewing “Attack on 9/11,” explain some intelligence failures leading up to the attacks on September 11, 2001. What changes to intelligence gathering have occurred since the attacks? Explain how careful scrutiny of al-Qaeda’s attack history and ideology could have provided warning to the United States prior to September 11th.
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1
Review the Attack on 9/11 video. What were the objectives of al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001? List some of the vulnerabilities of the targets on that fateful day.
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2
Does a self-proclaimed terrorist organization’s belief structure need to be realistic or reasonable in order for the particular group to be taken seriously? What becomes the trigger for the serious consideration of any particular group or organization? Explain
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1
After reading chapters 6 and 8 in the textbook, list some of the methods of persuasion used by terrorist groups in recent history. Explain the effectiveness of these methods. Were objectives met or purposes accomplished?
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2
Access and view the Anytown, USA simulation. Explain and detail the possible attack scenarios you derived from assessing the town for vulnerabilities.
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1
Discuss the Operation Eagle Claw mission of 1980. List some of the failures of the planning. How has the Special Operations Command been used to fight the war on terrorism?
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2
In the textbook readings, how would a policy of retaliation or preemption be beneficial to the United States in the fight against terrorism?
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1
Should the United States respond with tactical nuclear strikes against any state or nation that initiates or supports a WMD attack against the U.S.? Why or why not?
JUS 524 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2
Is acting preemptively and proactively against terrorist cells or organizations a necessity in suppressing and mitigating terrorism today, or are such actions ultimately provocative and simply encouraging terrorists to strike against the United States? Explain your answer.