Terrorism and U.S. Intelligence
There is a difference between the counterterrorism policy before and after the 9/11 attacks. Although the administration did address terrorism, it devoted far more attention to missile defense, a controversial idea, both in the U.S. and abroad. The question of whether the administration was properly focused on the terrorist threat before 9/11 has been the central focus of discussion after 9/11.
Did the terrorist group behind the 9/11 attacks achieve its goals? In what ways were the 9/11 attacks successful? In what ways were the 9/11 attacks unsuccessful? Discuss.
What has been the impact of terrorism on U.S. and its counterterrorism policies? Has there been any change in the U.S. policies on counterterrorism following the 9/11 attacks? Compare and contrast the U.S. counterterrorism views and activities before and after the 9/11 attacks?
Describe what makes the U.S. unique in the international terrorism scenario in terms of a context for developing counterterrorism measures.
Does the U.S. legal system have restrictions that limit the ability to develop counterterrorism tactics? Explain your statement regarding this with proper reasoning and references.