This assignment, in accordance with undergraduate academic endeavors,
provides an opportunity to evaluate assimilation of course topics, and
sharpen and evaluate students’ research & critical thinking skills.
Type: This assignment consists of a research-analysis paper of at least four pages in length, double-spaced (This
page count does not include a title page, abstract (optional), table of
contents (optional), Reference listing page(s), or end-notes page(s)
(if used)). The source material should result primarily from self-led
research of the required texts and readings from this course. The paper
should have approximately four pages of content which are the written
results of your research efforts.
Topic: Choose two of the following questions/issues, and write approximately 2 pages on each question/issues that you select:
– Compare and contrast U.S. Counterintelligence to that of a foreign country’s counterintelligence security services.
– What are the lasting ramifications of a past Counterintelligence operation (such as COINTELPRO, VENONA, etc.)?
– Is the current state of counterintelligence in the Intelligence Community adequate? Why or why not?
Explain the responsibility of counterintelligence in a major
Intelligence failure. Examples might include: Pearl Harbor, the Bay of
Pigs Invasion, Tet Offensive 1968, the Yom Kippur War, or 9/11.
Discuss specific challenges to one type of counterintelligence that may
not apply to other types of counterintelligence (national security,
military, law enforcement, business, private).
Format: Your paper requires a Title page, citations, and a References list. Your paper should be in the Chicago style.
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