One of the principle concerns created by the co-locating of responsibility for both strategic analysis and covert action in the same organization is that policy options and use of covert action may contaminate or be contaminated by the process of strategic intelligence analysis. There is no independent judgment of the value, prospects, and risks of covert action other than that produced by the organization that recommends and prepares the covert action findings. The notion of a rogue elephant at the CIA, carrying out covert action operations across the globe at a very high tempo came to the fore during the Eisenhower Administration. The organizational responsibilities for covert action have remained the same since World War II. The midterm progress assignment focuses on this dilemma.
Please address the following question in a 4 page essay, complete with bibliography and citations. Be sure to demonstrate your command of the content, reasoning and logic, and above all you need a single main point in your introduction that is then substantiated and defended in the body of your paper. Please make your paper as professional as possible, with citations, cover page, etc.
CHOOSE ONE TOPIC BELOW:
1. Does having the CIA be the responsible body for carrying out covert action create a conflict of interest when CIA/National Clandestine Service is responsible for both covert action AND collecting and feeding information to CIA/Directorate of Intelligence for strategic intelligence analysis? (The Bay of Pigs invasion is a good example of this).
Please follow the below requirements:
1. Document Format.
a. MS Word document
b. One-inch (1”) margins (double-spaced)
c. Times New Roman Font
d. Twelve (12) pitch
2. Citation Format: The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017 available online at: http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html The Author-Date system is recommended.
3. Graphics are allowed and encouraged (but they don’t count on length).
4. 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 and reflecting on 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.
(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 six pages (double spaced, not including the title page and Selected Bibliography).
Section I: Introduction.
(a) Clearly state the purpose of your paper along with the approach you’ll be taking to answer the question.
Section II: Your Main Argument.
Does having the CIA be the responsible body for carrying out covert action create a conflict of interest when CIA/National Clandestine Service is responsible for both covert action AND collecting and feeding information to CIA/Directorate of Intelligence for strategic intelligence analysis?
Section III: Conclusion.
(a) Succinctly summarize your points.
Section IV: Bibliography.
(a) Contains all sources consulted and cited in preparing your paper. At least five sources- more is better though.
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