The Pre-9/11 Approach to Terrorism
Prior to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, terrorism was treated primarily as a law enforcement problem and secondarily as a national security problem. Traditionally, law enforcement reacts to crimes after they happen. But this approach is the complete opposite of counterterrorism methods of prevention. In addition, a law enforcement approach treated terrorists as criminals. As a result, a warrant was required to issue arrests and all incriminating evidence was held by police for future court hearings. This directly impacted the amount of time it took to capture known and suspected terrorists. It also impacted the ability of national security agencies to review evidence for vital information regarding terrorist activities.
To prepare for this Discussion:
Review Chapter 3 in “The 9/11 Commission Report.” Reflect on the role of different government agencies and branches in countering terrorism.
Watch the web videos “Cheney’s Secret Plan for Handling Detainees” and “Tough New Interrogation Techniques.” Consider how the lack of policy prior to 9/11 impacted the approach to terrorism.
With these thoughts in mind:
Post by Day 4 an analysis and evaluation of the pre-9/11 approach to terrorism. Be sure to include an explanation of how this approach was reflected in national security structure, policy, and legislation. Be specific and use examples to illustrate your explanation.
Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.
One and a half page with at least three references…. MULTIPLE USE OF INTEXT CITATION REQUIRED AND PAGE NUMBER……. PLEASE USE SPLIT IN CITATIONS…PLEASE LOOK UP THE PROPER APA USE OF SPLIT CIATION
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Article: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S. (2004). The 9/11 Commission Report. Retrieved from http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/
oChapter 3, “Counterterrorism Evolves”
oChapter 4, “Reponses to Al Qaeda’s Initial Assaults”
Web Video:Kirk, M. (Writer & Director). (2008, March 24 and 25). Bush’s war [Television series episode]. In M. Kirk & J. Gilmore (Producers), Frontline. Boston: WGBH Educational Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/bushswar/
oPart 1, Chapter 5, “Cheney’s Secret Plan for Handling Detainees”
oPart 1, Chapter 11, “Tough New Interrogation Techniques”
Article: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the U.S. (2004). The 9/11 Commission Report. Retrieved from http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/
oChapter 6, “From Threat to Threat”