Read/review the following resources for this activity:
The Intelligence Community grew substantially and became more permanent after World War II and during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. The growth of the Intelligence Community paralleled the growth of the military during this period as well. Remember, the target of national security intelligence is the capabilities and intentions of the enemy.
For this assignment, examine how the nature of our targets may have necessitated this growth. Your analysis can include such factors as the budget, weapons technology, nature of the relationship between the U. S. and the Soviet Union, the change in the U.S. military, the rise of the military-industrial complex, and the nature of the Cold War versus traditional wars in our past.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
- 2-3 pages (approx. 300 words per page), not including title page or references page
- 1-inch margins
- Double spaced
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title page with topic and name of student
- References page
Grading and Assessment
This activity will be graded based on the Written Analysis Grading Rubric.
Learning Outcome(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
1. Assess the theoretical effectiveness of intelligence and covert action with regard to analyzing governmental structure and national security policy.
2. Identify geographic location of nation/states.
3. Define the U.S. Intelligence Community.
4. List the different kinds of intelligence and examine how it is gathered.
5. Examine the history and structure of U.S. intelligence.