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 doesn't the federal government want to take over airport security?

2. When is the Atlanta bomber of 1996 arrested?

3. After homeland issues are assured in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, what is the Situation Room's next topic?

4. How does Clarke begin making enemies with his own government?

5. What is the U.N. Special Commission's (UNSCOM) job?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Condeleeza Rice handle the situation at the White house following the 9/11 attacks? How might others view her actions? How does Clarke view her actions?

3. 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?

4. Why does Clarke believe the fight against terrorism begins with Reagan's administration?

5. What is Operation Staunch? How does it further influence the Iran-Iraq war?

6. What is the conversation between Watson from the FBI and Clarke on a secure line concerning the 9/11 terrorists during the counter-terrorism security group (CSG) meeting? Why does Watson want this conversation on a secure line and not in teleconference with all the other groups?

7. Give a briefing as Clarke does to Bush when they have a teleconference meeting for the first time after the attacks. What happened the morning of 9/11? What are the "Response Actions?"

8. What is the dispute between the FBI and Clarke concerning Air Marshalls?

9. How does Saudi Arabia handle terrorists in their country? What examples show their efforts in stopping terrorism? How do they handle the Khobar attack?

10. How is bin Laden affiliated with the World Trade Center bombing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the forms of terrorism that concern Clarke throughout Clinton's administration. What makes Clarke concerned about chemical, nuclear, and bioterrorism? What steps does Clarke take to prevent terrorism against a massive population? How does he convince Clinton and the rest of the department of its significance?

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

The Counter-terrorism Security Group changes with each new terms' demands. Write an essay outlining the CSG under Reagan to its work during George W. Bush's administration. When is it at its strongest? At its weakest? What responsibilities does the CSG have during each Presidency? What is Clarke's main concern during each term?

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