Intro to National Security and Intelligence Concepts

Discuss how the traditional notion of defense has been altered, particularly in an age when invasions are less likely than terrorist attacks. • Explain how the security dilemma works to undermine national security • Discuss how NATO has enlarged to include some former Soviet republics and former Warsaw Treaty states. Select a former Warsaw Treaty state and research existing capacity to defend NATO, as well as evidence of budget contribution for the past two years to NATO. No repeat countries are allowed. • A memorable quote by Winston Churchill says, ‘There is only one think worse than fighting with allies, and that is fighting without them.” Describe how military allies try to balance the fear of entrapment against the fear of abandonment.

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