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Top Secret America - Serious of articles in the Washington Post by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin. - Investigation refers to the “new national security state,” meaning the US Military, the CIA, the FBI, and other public entities and even private contractors engaged in defense or intelligence work. “The old view that if we fight the terrorists abroad, we won’t have to fight them here, is just that, the old view.” - Homeland Security Secretary. “Our challenge is to sustain a military at war, take care of our troops and their families, and invest in new capapbilities all in an era when defense budgets will not be growing constantly as they were in the years following 9/11. Ashton Carter “It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system ever aiming toward the supreme goals of a free society…” - Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 17, 1961. After a certain amount of time, classified documents must become declassified. Generally
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Unformatted text preview: between 25-50 years. Tuesday October 11, 2011 2 nd Midterm -Wednesday October 26 th 12:20-1:10 PM -Same format: 3 IDs and 1 essay. Position Paper -What is the specific issue? -Who is the intended audience? -Be as narrow and targeted as possible! -Break down larger issue into smaller, discrete actions to be analyzed and evaluated! -Identify a particular person and specific action to be taken (consider short, medium, and long term)! -Aim to be a policy wonk that thinks outside the box! o Background research on the positions of key actors, the historical context, and o Analyze prior positions in order to assess the feasibility of alternatives. USE TED ON YOUTUBE FOR PAPER!!!! Interview people about this subject. Include Professor Ferraro. Organizing the Research Process -Check out the library information sources. -Undertake google search. -Internet sources (government documents and reports)...
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