American Public University Foreign Intelligence Threat Paper



This assignment question reflects the second Course Objective: Compare and contrast the capabilities of foreign intelligence organizations to determine which country poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security.

Compare and contrast Chinese, Iranian, and Russian intelligence organizations. Of the three nations, which one do you think poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security? Be sure to fully support your position using multiples examples from the course readings or your own research.

General 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: Chicago. All assignments for the School of Security and Global Studies (papers, essays, exams, and Forums) must follow the Chicago citation method. An online copy of may be found at:

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 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: No more and no less than 4 pages (double spaced, not including the title page and Selected Bibliography).  Extra pages will result in points deduction.

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: [China, Iran, or Russia].

(a) Identify China, Iran, or Russia as the country posing the greatest threat to U.S. national security.

(b) Compare and contrast each of the five intelligence disciplines between the three countries, reinforcing your position as to why you selected your particular country.

(c) Pay close attention to organization of paper.

Section III: Conclusion.

(a) Succinctly summarize why [China, Iran, or Russia] represents the greatest threat to the US and the potential impact is.

Section IV: Selected Bibliography.

(a) Contains all sources consulted and cited in preparing your paper. At least five sources- more is better though.

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