Methods of Counterterrorism

This course will examine the components of anti-terrorism and counterterrorism, domestically and internationally. It will focus on significant government agencies involved in countering terrorism, with a primary focus on how the U.S. Government is organized to address the terrorism threat at the national and local levels, domestically and internationally. The components of countering violent extremism will also be discussed. Using the case study method, it will examine significant terrorist adversaries and governmental responses to their attacks. The responses of several U.S. allies will also be examined for comparison purposes. The program's overall concepts will be applied to assess programmatic effectiveness and lessons learned. The components of target hardening and other defensive measures, as well as upgrading societal resilience in responding to terrorist threats will also be covered. Prerequisite: CTR-620. (3)

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