This paper examines the Counter-terrorism Office of the United States Government - an office which goes by the title, Office of the Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism.
# 101717 | 2,468 words | 10 sources | APA | 2008 |
Published on Feb 29, 2008 in Political Science (Government Agencies) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)
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This paper looks at the directives which guide the actions of the Office of the Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism, as well as its strategies and tactics, its various functions and programs and how the office is organized. The paper highlights how much changed in America after 9/11, especially for a government branch devoted to intelligence-gathering and to security. The paper discusses how the Counter-terrorism Office has grown, with its associations with other government agencies, increasingly complex and involved.
From the Paper:"Whatever the criticisms leveled against the Bush Administration's "War on Terror" by its critics, few can dispute that the United States must pursue a forceful policy against terrorist activities if it is to secure its safety at home and abroad. Certainly, recent years have seen a dramatic increase in the attention granted to anti-terror measures and institutions in light of the fact that 9/11 proved, once and for all, that America too is vulnerable to terror assaults. In addition to the heightened interest surrounding the anti-terror tools America had in place prior to 9/11, the last five-and-a-half years has borne witness to the creation of new institutions geared expressly to fighting terrorism - the National Counter-Terrorism Center chief among them."
Sample of Sources Used:
- National Counterterrorism Center. (2005). About the National Counterterrorism Center. National Counterterrorism Center: United to Protect. Retrieved February 13, 2007 from <http://www.nctc.gov/about_us/about_nctc.html>
- United States Department of State. (2006a). Country reports on terrorism. Retrieved February 13, 2007 from <http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/crt/>
- United States Department of State. (2003). National Strategy for Combating Terrorism. Retrieved February 13, 2007 from <http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/60172.pdf>
- United States Department of State. (2007). Office of the Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism. Retrieved February 13, 2007 from <http://www.state.gov/s/ct/>
- United States Department of State. (2006b). Organization chart (text-only): Office of the Coordinator for Counter-terrorism. Retrieved February 13, 2007 from <http://www.state.gov/s/ct/about/org/63639.htm>
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