Against All Enemies Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Richard A. Clarke
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Reagan create presence in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Israel?

2. What confounds the Counter-terrorism Security Group about the World Trade Center bombing?

3. Clarke believes the "Caliphate" movement will result in what kind of society?

4. What does Iran continue to do despite U.S. sanctions on them?

5. What results in the Soviets' attempt to invade the central Asian region?

Short Essay Questions

1. When and why does Clarke compare al Qaeda to a Hydra with growing heads?

2. What is the Homeland Security Act? How is it executed?

3. During the 1990s, what is the political situation in Bahrain? How does this affect the U.S.?

4. What are the general American reactions to U.S.'s retaliation with missiles? How do they come to this conclusion? Is it reasonable?

5. Why does the U.S. send Marine forces into Lebanon? What does Reagan tell the administration, and why?

6. In terms of taking action against terrorism, where does the White House stand? The Pentagon? How is this seen in their decisions?

7. What are the pros/cons of strengthening the relationship with Israel?

8. List in detail the concerns Clarke has in protecting the troops during the first Iraq War against "special" weapons.

9. What is Clarke's stance on conspiracy theories? How does he come to this conclusion?

10. Explain the steps and methods the FBI takes to determine the cause of the TWA 800's explosion. What do the FBI and other departments believe the cause is as the investigation progresses?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Further research a terrorist group to learn about its goals, such as al Qaeda or Hezbollah. What does the terrorist group teach its followers? What does it hope to achieve? How does it hope to reach its goals?

Essay Topic 2

What actions or lack of actions allow the 9/11 attacks to occur? Can it be prevented, and if so, how?

Essay Topic 3

What ethical, moral and political principals must be considered when making executive decisions that concern illegal acts such as snatches and assassinations? When is it right? Is it ever right? Provide at least two examples of when a President must consider these dilemmas. What does the President decide and how does he come to his conclusion?

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