The nature of US borders, our security resources and the types of threats against the US from outside of our borders
Course Project: Conduct an in-depth analysis on one of the two topics below and submit a formal written paper (MS Word Doc) or a multimedia presentation with slide notes (Powerpoint).
Topic # 1: Conduct an in depth analysis and present an overview of the nature of US borders, our security resources and the types of threats against the US from outside of our borders. Identify and describe the challenges faced by our border protection agencies, highlighting the most significant and dangerous threats to our security. Respond to the following questions: Is the U.S. Government doing enough to protect the borders of the country? In your opinion, is this the most important element of preventing terrorist attacks within the country? Provide your recommendations to any identified shortfalls that exist with regards to border security in the United States that could be exploited by terrorists. Be sure to include evidence to support your recommendations from credible sources.
Topic # 2: Conduct an in-depth analysis of the process for making improvised or homemade bombs, identifying the materials required and processes used for their creation. Develop a list of the materials and amounts required to produce these explosive devices. Prepare a formal paper or PowerPoint presentation outlining this process, the materials required and the normal uses and availability of these materials. Include recommendations for private corporations and businesses who sell these materials with respect to the monitoring of the purchase of these materials, threshold quantities, business or industries who would normally be using such materials, and how to verify their legitimacy. The purpose for your project is to increase the awareness of private corporations about the potential for the illegal use of some of their products and what they should be looking for to recognize suspicious purchases.
10 or more pages in a MS Word Document or 20 plus slides in a multimedia Powerpoint presentation with slide notes