Application: Post-9/11 Legislation
Note: The Application Assignment is due BEFORE the Discussion this week.
In an effort to better prevent and prepare for terrorist attacks and strengthen national security following 9/11, the U.S. government enacted new legislation. Congress passed several legislative acts, such as the Transportation Security Act, Homeland Security Act, Comprehensive Security Act, and USA Patriot Act, to help federal, state, and local governments ensure public safety as well as identify and foil terrorist activities before they are carried out. In the readings this week, you explore these legislative acts and discover why some have been more effective than others in strengthening national security.
To prepare for this assignment:
Review the assigned pages in Chapter 9 in the course text Terrorism in Perspective, focusing on the Patriot Act.
Review the assigned pages in Chapter 8 in the course text Introduction to Homeland Security. Focus on post-9-11 national security legislative acts.
Reflect on the knowledge you have gained about post-9/11 national security legislation.
Select two post-9/11 national security legislative acts to use for this assignment.
Consider the intent of each and also think about the strengths and limitations of each.
The assignment: (2–3 pages)
Briefly describe the intent of two post-9/11 national security legislative acts you selected.
Explain at least two strengths and two limitations of each post-9/11 security legislative act you selected.
Explain at least one insight you gained or conclusion you had about post-9/11 national security legislation as a result of completing this assignment.
Two to three pages with at least FIVE references…. MULTIPLE USE OF INTEXT CITATION AND PAGE NUMBER…..PLEASE USE SPLIT IN CITATIONS…PLEASE LOOK UP THE PROPER APA USE OF SPLIT CIATION
It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class
To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.
REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.
Course Text: Mahan, S., & Griset, P. L. (2013).Terrorism in perspective(3rd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage.
oChapter 9, “Counterterrorism” (pp. 307-322)
Course Text: Introduction to Homeland Security
oChapter 8, “Preventing Terrorist Attacks: Root Causes, Law, Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism, and Border Control” (pp. 144–148, 158–161)
Article: De Goede, M. (2008). The politics of preemption and the war on terror in Europe. European Journal of International Relations, 14(1), 161–1 85.
Article: Statewatch. (n.d.). EU to adopt new laws on terrorism. Retrieved January 26, 2010, from http://www.statewatch.org./news/2001/sep/14eulaws….
Article: A-Z of legislation: Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. (2009, January 19). The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk
Website: Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. Retrieved from http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2008/28/conten…
Article: The Library of Congress. (2002). Legislation related to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Retrieved from http://thomas.loc.gov/home/terrorleg.htm
Website: Department of Homeland Security. (2008). Strategic plan — One team, one mission, securing our homeland.
Retrieved from http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/getdoc/67e9873…
Article:Miko, F. T., & Froehlich, C. (2004). Germany’s role in fighting terrorism: Implications for U.S. policy. CRS Report for Congress. Washington, D. C.: Congressional Research Service. Retrieved from http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL32710.pdf
Website: UN Action to Counter Terrorism. (2006). United Nations General Assembly adopts global counter-terrorism strategy.
Retrieved from http://www.un.org/terrorism/strategy-counter-terro…