Homeland Security

HLS 4133INSTRUCTIONS: Answer each question separate in 300 or more words. In APA format and cite all work in APA format. I will upload reading material or list it below the question to help answer some of the questions.Discussion Question#1Consider the various possible types of terror threats that exist today. What are the public’s most feared forms of attack and the likelihood of those from occurring? Are these fears rational or irrational? Use statistics and relevant data to support your position(s). Resources: The Terrorist Threat Confronting the United States:https://archives.fbi.gov/archives/news/testimony/the-terrorist-threat-confronting-the-united-statesAnderson, J. (2017 January 31). The psychology of why 94 deaths from terrorism are scarier than 301,797 deaths from guns. Quartz Media. Retrieved from https://qz.com/898207/the-psychology-of-why-americans-are-more-scared-of-terrorism-than-guns-though-guns-are-3210-times-likelier-to-kill-them/ Baer, D. (2017 January 31). The bias explains why Americans are so scared of terrorism. New York Magazine. Retrieved from http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/01/why-americans-are-so-scared-of-terrorism.html Chappell, P.K. (2017, February 19). The Psychology of Fear, Terrorism, and Trauma. (Lecture Video). Retrieved from www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV3bSOD8DV4 Lamonte, S. (2016 July 15) The Psychology and neuroscience of Terrorism. CNN. Retrieved from www.cnn.com/2016/03/25/health/brain-and-terrorist-attack/index.htmlDiscussion Question#2Visit the current US Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) list and discuss 2 terrorist organizations listed and discuss 2 domestic organizations listed in Bjelopera’s The domestic terrorist threat: Background and issues for Congress (2012) report in the weekly reading that is a potential threat to your local jurisdiction. RESOURCES for Discussion question 2Annotated World Wide Terror Threat Assessment www.chds.us/ed/items/16922Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs):https://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm The domestic terrorist threat: Background and issues for Congress (Bjelopera, 2012):https://fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R42536.pdfTop 15 Most Dangerous Terrorist Organizations www.theclever.com/top-15-most-dangerous-terrorist-organizations-in-the-world/Discussion Question#3What is the root cause of radicalization? Is there a form of psychopathology? Are there any interventions that can be used to counter the radicalization from occurring? Consider possible early interventions in a person’s life that may be inoculated from occurring in order to prevent radicalization. Some considerations to research are education, economic opportunity, socialization, therapeutic interventions, etc. Discussion Question#4Why is it important that we understand our adversary’s viewpoints, psychopathology, cultural, religious, and social influences, as well as organizational history? How can this help to counter the threats and bring an possible end to their activities?Discussion Question# 5Research, Compare, and Contrast how the recruitment, indoctrination, and training of terrorists is similar to our military. How does that affect the passion and desire to serve for the cause of the terror organization? What differentiates a terrorist military operation from a legitimate military operation?Discussion Question#6Has the American public become immune to terror threats and alerts and forgotten about 9/11, or even become immune to threats and alerts? Is terrorism just a part of the American Experience as Gage (2011) discusses

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