EMM 442 Grand Canyon All Week Discussions
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
From your perspective, select the most ideal definition of terrorism from chapter 1 of the textbook. Why it is the most appropriate definition in your opinion? What is the relevance to an emergency services mission?
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2
Does the concept of a war on terror help or hinder the ability to organize and respond effectively to the threat of terror? Explain your opinion.
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
In a Western democracy that prizes civil rights, what are some of the measures that governments can take to deter, detect, and prevent terrorists organized in small groups, bunch of guys (BOG) groups, cellular organizations, or as lone wolf operators? Provide at least three examples of measures that the government could employ. Why did you choose these examples?
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
In “Consequence Management in the 1995 Sarin Attacks on the Japanese Subway System”, what were some of the key problems confronting Japanese first responders to the chemical attack on the Tokyo subway by Aum Shinrikyo? Identify three key problems. How might they have been avoided?
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
Is religious terrorism different from political terrorism? Explain your answer using examples of existing terrorist groups and their activities.
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
In a political system that values religious freedom, how can radical religious extremism be mitigated? Explain your ideas.
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1
What are the nature and characteristics of the individuals that attacked the London transportation system on July 7, 2005?
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2
How can emergency managers in the United States organize to prevent similar attacks in their country?
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1
What are some of the internal and external forces that drive terrorist groups with a cause to splinter? Provide examples.
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2
Do international terrorists have a message for the U.S. population and are the messages the same from each group? What would that message be? Provide examples.
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1
Why is it that left-wing terror groups tend to be interconnected and have a shared ideology?
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2
In your opinion, will left-wing terror increase, remain the same, or decrease in the next 5 years? Explain the basis for your opinion.
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1
With so many potential threat groups, known and unknown, how can the United States provide adequate intelligence to counter the threat?
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2
What is open-source intelligence and how is it used? Give examples.
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 1
What is the primary role of an emergency manager in regards to terrorism? Explain your answer.
EMM 442 Grand Canyon Week 8 Discussion 2
How do emergency managers strike a balance between efforts aimed at prevention and efforts directed at consequence management?