Strategic Thinking

The paper needs to capture

1) How have these topics(Thinking Strategically, the National Defense, National Military, National Security Strategies, and JOPES/APEX) impacted you as a leader and

2) how might you use this information in the future as a senior leader in the military?

Apa format with three references.

Innovation In Leadership

For this assignment you will examine a famous leader. In 1,250-1,500 words, apply the concepts and theories explored in this course by doing the following:

1.  Describe a famous leader of your choosing. Summarize the leadership theory you think best describes the leader.

2.  Summarize the leadership theory most aligned with this leader. Describe two specific leadership skills, two specific leadership behaviors and two specific leadership traits of this leader.

3.  Compare this leader’s approach or style to one of the leadership theories discussed in this course.

4.  Explain why this leadership style or approach has been successful for this leader and make logical arguments supporting your case. Support your analysis with direct quotes from class texts.

5.  Identify this leader’s view on and contribution toward innovation. Analyze whether those views and contributions added to their success or failure.

Use four to six scholarly resources to support your explanations

Criminal Acts In Security

Pick two of the types of criminal acts discussed in the chapter, and conduct an internet search for cases in which a security professional was charged with those particular offenses. Explain in detail the facts of the case, why you selected it and the outcome of the case.
Minimum word count is 800. At least 3 sources. APA format

Subnational governments in the United States

What are the advantages and disadvantages of having so many levels of subnational governments in the United States? Explain. Do term limits seem to have more advantages or disadvantages? Defend your answer. Respond to at least 2 other students’ posts

Private Military Companies (PMCs) and Private Security Companies (PSCs)

Compare and contrast the pros and cons of the rise of Private Military Companies (PMCs) and Private Security Companies (PSCs) and their operations in conflict zones. Should profit-driven PMCs and PSCs be entrusted with critical military and governmental functions as opposed to leaving such functions in the hands of traditional governmental entities? Be sure to consider the long-term impacts.

Fully utilize the materials that have been provided to you in order to support your response. Your initial post should be at least 350 words.

https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2013/05/08/using-all-volunteer-forces-most-legitimate-military-private-contractors-conscription-morality-james-pattison/

https://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2013/0319/A-lesson-from-Iraq-war-How-to-outsource-war-to-private-contractors/(page)/2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQ8A9FGiwpM

Impact of the convergence of public and private sector security

Assignment Instructions

Please answer each of the following questions.

  1. Assess the impact of the convergence of public and private sector security in the post-9/11 world. How is it being accomplished?
  2. Identify two key obstacles to convergence of public and private sector security efforts. Provide potential solutions to the problems you discuss.

Technical Requirements:

  • Your answers should be at a minimum 2-3 pages for each question for a total of 4-6 pages (the Title Page and Reference page will be additional pages).
  • Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space.
  • Students will follow the APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework.
  • Use scholarly or other relevant sources.
  • Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize: books, peer reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc.

Comparative Analysis

This week’s discussion examines the comparative analysis methods. From it, you will understand how to use this method to enhance analysis of data for intelligence products.

Respond to the following question:

Do you see this as a method that will enhance your ability to input data into analysis?

Are there portions of this process that you may use, but modify to make it easier to use? If so what?

(250 words total)

Discussion Questions

Like every state, Texas is made up of cities, towns and communities. However, it is also a state and must balance local independence (letting local folks make decisions) with state law. Where do you think that balance should be- with local governments (Mayors and City Councils) or with state government (Governor and the Legislature)? Do you think it should vary by policy area?

Constitutional Freedom

Part1:

Step 1: Review the various Amendments and Articles in the U.S Constitution. https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution

Step 2: Name and define each of the five freedoms outlined in the First Amendment  https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendment-1

Give examples of ways you exercise each freedom – to the best of  your ability focus on issues of Media, Technology, (Tele)Communications and Information Policy and the upcoming election.

Step 3: Reflect on the interplay of the Freedoms outlined in the 1st Amendment. Answer the following questions:

  • Do you think any one of these freedoms could exist alone, without the support of the other four?
  • Would free speech be a powerful right if we did not also have a free press?
  • How would freedom to petition be different if we didn’t also have freedom of assembly?
  • What are other examples of this interplay across Freedoms?

Step 4: Critically assess how these Freedoms impact you personally, and society as a whole. Answer the following questions:

  • Given the rate and pace of technological change and current events such as the pandemic, civil unrest, white supremacy and the security of our elections, which of the Freedoms is the most valuable in your view? Why?
  • Given the rate and pace of technological change and current events such as the pandemic, civil unrest, white supremacy and the security of our elections, are these Freedoms still applicable today? Do they serve their initial purpose?
  • Are any of the Freedoms outdated, obsolete or no longer applicable? Can you think of an example where on Freedom is at odds with public good, or betterment of society?

Part2:

Summarize and post  summarize your answers in 2 to 3 paragraphs and post on the Discussion Post 2 Board Your Post should be clear and concise – don’t rant or ramble. Support your claims with examples and evidence and cite any sources that you use to support your claims. Next week you will be asked to respond to at least one other discussion post as part of the Discussion Post assignment.

Political Polarization

We are the United States, but as citizens, we are becoming more and more divided, on issues, on parties, and on policies.  In this paper, please do the following:

Research political polarization, its causes and consequences, in the following five (5) articles:

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/06/12/7-things-to-know-about-polarization-in-america/

https://www.brookings.edu/research/thinking-about-political-polarization/

https://www.the-american-interest.com/2018/05/16/the-top-14-causes-of-political-polarization/

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/03/whats-the-answer-to-political-polarization/470163/

https://www.vox.com/polyarchy/2017/6/27/15880328/how-to-reduce-partisan-polarization

  • Define political polarization and discuss WHY it is of concern to American democracy.
  • From the readings, please discuss the main causes of polarization.  Was the US always polarized or is this a relatively new concept?  What causes are consistent across all the articles?
  • What are the consequences of growing political polarization?
  • How can we lessen this growing political divide?  Discuss the solutions provided by the authors of the given articles.  Which do you find most compelling? Which seem the most likely to be implemented?

Please remember to abide by the General Requirements for Written Assignments:

  • All papers must be typewritten, with reasonable font sizes and margins (12pt maximum; 1-inch margins). Unless otherwise stated, papers should be at least 3-5 pages in length, double-spaced, and submitted via eCampus.
  • Papers are required to include introductions and conclusions.  Assume when writing that the reader has no prior information on your topic — then you will explain and fulfill each prompt completely.  Please see the grading rubric to ensure that you cover all the specifics.
  • Assignments are due as listed in the course schedule, by 11:59pm.  Late papers will be accepted for half-credit.
  • I highly recommend that you write your papers on a separate word processing program, and then upload to eCampus, rather than composing directly on eCampus.  Technology has a way of causing problems when you least need them!
  • Papers cannot be in Apple Pages format.  Please convert to pdf.  Papers must be uploaded as a file, not a link (this is for institutional assessment reasons).
  • Where necessary, others’ work must be appropriately cited.  Plagiarism is unacceptable, and will result in a zero.