Option #1: In one comprehensive 4-6 page essay with an intro, thesis statement, body and conclusion, answer the following: Proponents of the Patriot Act say it allows law enforcement to use tools already available and facilitates information sharing among government agencies. Critics claim it threatens civil liberties. Make an argument in favor of or opposed to the Act.
Option #2: In one comprehensive 4-6 page essay with an intro, thesis statement, body and conclusion, answer the following: What has been the evolution of intelligence-related legislation, Executive Orders, Directives, etc. in the US government from WWII until the present? What actions or events drove each step of the evolution? How has the effectiveness of the IC been affected by the various changes?
Grading will be based on the assignment rubric. Make sure you follow AMU’s writing policies and the Chicago writing style guide (cover page, page numbering, double space, headings/subheadings, etc). The use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory, but you may supplement with additional academic (credible) sources. YOU MUST CITE YOUR SOURCES AND INCLUDE A BIBLIOGRAPHY. You should use a minimum of 5 scholarly sources for this assignment. This is not an opinion piece, this is an academic, research assignment.
1. Document Format.
a. MS Word document
b. One-inch (1″) margins
c. Times New Roman font
d. Twelve (12) pitch
e. Not including your title page and bibliography, this assignment should be 4-6 double-spaced pages.
f. You must use 5 scholarly sources, which must include class readings. Additional research is also required.
2. Citation Format: CMS. As stated in the Academic Integrity Briefings, information taken directly from another source must be placed in quotations and cited following the Chicago format contained in the week one “lessons” folder. You must cite all other information from your sources, even if you do not quote directly. DIRECT QUOTING SHOULD BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM (less than 15% of your paper).
3. When you are finished, upload the file under the Assignments link.
4. Late work will be penalized at 5 points per day and work more than 14 days late will not be accepted.