The final exam will take place on Friday, Dec. 14, in THH 301, starting at 2pm.
You will have 100 minutes to complete the exam (disabled students who have already submitted their hard-copy letters will have the
additional time legally mandated by DSP; students taking the exam at DSP may receive a different test).
Please put your TA’s name and your section time on the front of your bluebook(s).
Please put your name on the back of the bluebook(s).
There will be eight IDs drawn from BOTH the midterm study guide and the list below.
We would recommend that you spend about five
minutes each, or 40 minutes total, on the IDs.
There will be two essay questions from the list below.
We would recommend that you spend about 30 minutes each, or 60 minutes total,
on the essays.
The best answers will refer to readings, lectures, and specific examples.
You will have to answer all eight IDs and both essay questions.
Be sure to bring sufficient bluebooks and a watch or travel clock.
It is your responsibility to keep track of the time and ensure that you
complete your work in a timely fashion.
Identifications: You will answer eight, drawn both from the midterm guide and this list.
9/11 Commission -
- The Commission's final report was a lengthy book, based on extensive
interviews and testimony. Its primary conclusion was that the failures of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) permitted the terrorist attacks to occur and that had these agencies acted more wisely and more aggressively, the
attacks could potentially have been prevented.
There were failures of imagination, policy, capabilities, and management by the US gov.
- Able Archer 83 was a ten-day NATO exercise starting on November 2, 1983
that spanned the continent of Europe and simulated a coordinated nuclear releaseIt incorporated a new, unique format of coded
, participation by
heads of state
, and a simulated
nuclear alert. The realistic nature of the
exercise, coupled with
and the anticipated arrival of
nuclear missiles in Europe, led some in the USSR to believe that Able Archer 83 was a genuine nuclear first strike. In response, the Soviets
readied their nuclear forces and placed air units in
on alert. This relatively obscure incident is considered by
many historians to be the closest the world has come to
Cuban Missile Crisis
The threat of nuclear war
abruptly ended with the conclusion of the Able Archer 83 exercise on
, which, coincidentally, was also Armistice Day.