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IS 371-01 US Intelligence Successes and Failures: Home

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LTC Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger


From your faculty member:

Short Essay Writing Prompts, October 7, 2019 

 Your task is to complete an essay at least four full pages but no more than five full pages long (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, standard margins) in response to one of these writing prompts. Make sure it is complete with a separate title page and end notes (not counted in page restrictions) and consistent with Chicago Manual style guidance.

You are expected to cite four-six sources. Use scholarly books/journals and reputable news sources.

Turn in a paper copy of this essay to me during our class on Monday, October 21, 2019. 


Essay Prompts (choose one) 

 1. What is the relationship between intelligence and policy that helps determine how intelligence can better succeed and contribute to policy achievement or fall short and contribute to policy failure? 
2. How does intelligence work well or ill with (other?) instruments of state power to help these instruments together work better or worse in achieving national strategic goals? 

 You have two full weeks to accomplish this task, so make the best of them. If you have any questions, please see me soonest and I’ll do my best to answer them appropriately