OVERALL THREAT ASSESSMENT on the Islamic State: How much of a threat does this non-state actor actually pose to the United States, taking everything into consideration?
HISTORY: This is the section where you can discuss the history of the group, but, again, don’t give a long recitation of historical event. Discuss why and how the threat came to be. Why did it become a threat? What was its initial motivation? What environmental/societal/economic/etc. factors contributed to its formation?
MEMBERSHIP/LEADERSHIP: Who makes up the threat? Why do they participate in threatening the US? What is their motivation? Who are the leaders, if any? How effective are they?
STRUCTURE/ORGANIZATION: How is the threat structured? Is there an organization? What is it?
CURRENT GOAL/MOTIVATION: What is the current goal/motivation of the threat entity? What is it trying to achieve? Has it evolved since its formation?
TACTICS/CAPABILITIES: What tactics does the threat employ? How capable are they? What weapons/tools do they use?
FUNDING/CONNECTIONS: Where does the threat get funding? Supplies? Weapons? Does the threat have connections to any other organizations, nation-states, etc.?
LOCATION/SCOPE/MAGNITUDE: Where does the threat operate? How broad in scope is the threat? Are they a regional threat or a global threat to the US and/or its interests?
COUNTERING THE THREAT: Please suggest possible ways to mitigate or counter the threat. Try to think outside the box and be a little creative. I understand that you won’t have total information, but just give it a try!
should be 6-8 pages times 12 pt new roman font . You must also include a bibliography at the end of your submission (this does not count toward the page count).
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