Role of U.S. Agencies in Counterterrorism
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For this week’s assignment, review the required FBI (Links to an external site.) and DNI (Links to an external site.) websites and watch the video “Herding Cats (Links to an external site.)” by the DNI Clapper. Write an essay in which you select one U.S. agency from the list below and explain the agency’s role in counterterrorism operations.
The U.S. agencies to choose from include:
National Security Agency (NSA)
Department of the Treasury,
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Energy,
Department of State, or
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
In the essay,
Summarize the function of the agency as it relates to counterterrorism operations inside the United States and identify the tools available to the agency to conduct counterterrorism operations.
Evaluate how your selected agency interacts with at least one other agency to perform counterterrorism operations.
Identify the types of intelligence collected by the agency, and analyze if there are any restrictions on the use of the intelligence-gathering techniques in counterterrorism operations.
The Role of U.S Agencies in Counter-Terrorism Paper
Must be a minimum of three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis statement. The thesis must be in both the introduction and the conclusion.
Must use at least two scholarly or official government sources in addition to the course text.
Cite your sources in text and on the reference page using APA 6th edition style guide. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.