Dear Writer 355342,
As per my description in a previous message, one of the two courses of this term is Principles of Terrorism and one of its requirements is the 4 case studies required this term in Weeks 2, 4, 6, and 8.
Let me first remind you the course description (which can be found in the syllabus I sent you) :
DMM 627 Principles of Terrorism (3-0-3)
The types of terrorism, along with the social, political and psychological motivations and ramifications of terrorism are the focus of this course. Terrorism threat risk assessment and prevention strategies are also components.
Now, let me give you the description and the instructions of all the case studies (taken from the syllabus as well):
Instructor will post 4 cases in the Assignment section; Please read the cases and answer the questions on all 4 cases. The assignment should post in the assignment section as well as in the discussion board section for student feedback. The cases are scheduled for the last day of MOD2, MOD4, MOD6, and MOD9. Instructor requires that the paper be in length between 2-4 pages in addition to references.
FOR THIS WEEK, I have the first Case study that should be done in 4 pages (NOT INCLUDING THE REFERENCES PAGE). What is required in this Case Study 1 is as follows:
CASE STUDY 1:
A. Develop several ways that a goal of a terrorist group will virtually dictate the methodologies it would consider or use. From that analysis then, develop how the different targets and potential targets of international terror groups would be categorized.
B. As a different approach, how would the selection of a target first, dictate its target-classification, and from there what attack methodology(ies) would be used against it? Can you present any examples?
C. How about the reverse? How would a terror group decide on a particular attack methodology first, which would then dictate its target(s). Is it possible that both B and C would continue to be seen in the future? How do the ultimate goals of a terror group dictate or influence both of these?
D. From all of that, what weaknesses do you see in the classification of strategic level attack methodologies developed in “When Terror Returns”?
Giduck, When Terror Returns (2011), pp. 57-85.
Lee Harris, Civilization and its Enemies: The Next Stage of History (New York: Free Press, 2004), pp. xi-19.
Bernard Lewis, The Crisis of Islam (New York: Random House: 2003), Chapter 1.OPTIONAL, SKIM ONLY: Richard Preston, The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story (New York: Anchor Books, 1995), pp. 1-47.
– PLEASE REMEMBER TO COVER ALL THESE FOUR POINTS IN THIS CASE STUDY BUT NOT AS SEPARATE POINTS BUT AS A ONE CASE STUDY.
– PLEASE DO A CHECKLIST TO MAKE SURE YOU COVER (ALL THE POINTS EVEN THE SMALL ONES).
– PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO USE THE READING AT THE END TO BE USED OR SOME OF THEM WITH THE OTHER REFERENCES IN A TOTAL OF 6 REFERENCES.