INTEL401 American Military Analytical failures in September 11 Paper

Using a post-World War II military or terrorist attack, prepare a comprehensive case study identifying and assessing the analytical failures associated with the attack.This paper must follow the format and requirements contained in the week eight “Lessons” folder.

General Requirements

1. Document Format.

a.MS Word document

b.One-inch (1”) margins

c.Times New Roman Font

d.Twelve (12) pitch

2. Citation Format: Turabian.As stated in the Academic Integrity Briefings, information taken directly from another source must be placed in quotations and cited following the Turabian format contained in the week one “lessons” folder.

3. Graphics are not allowed.

4. As stated in the grading rubric, students must (1) employ imaginative approaches to answer the question being asked; (2) display an impressive command of the subject matter beyond the immediately obvious; (3) demonstrate a high level of critical thinking y reflection current and world views, and genuine intellectual development; and (4) excel in explaining all major points using multiple examples from the course readings or individual research.

Title Page.

(a)Title of the paper

(b)Student Name.

(c)Course Number.

(d)Instructor Name.

(e)Date the paper was completed.

Length: Minimum of four pages, no more than five pages (double spaced, not including the title page and Selected Bibliography).


Section I: Overview

(a) A brief synopsis describing the purpose of your paper and the event being analyzed. Be sure to address the primary actors (participants), their motivations, and the larger issue(s) at stake.Think of this section as a strategic overview.

Section II: Pre-Event/Event Actions

(a) A description of the actions leading up to the event (i.e. the actions taken to achieve surprise) and the event itself (such as the attack, nuclear detonation, or coup). Be sure to address such issues as: the degree of surprised achieved, damage (to include lives lost, destroyed property, territory lost), and the psychological and political impact.

Section III: Missed Indicators

(a) What circumstance (such as cognitive biases, organizational barriers, or political concerns) prevented the U.S. from properly assessing the situation? What (if any) weaknesses were exploited?

Section IV: Lessons Learned

(a) Identify at least three lessons that can be learned and what actions can be taken to prevent them from recurring.

Section V: Selected Bibliography

(a) Contains all sources consulted and cited in preparing your paper.