Explore alternative approaches to counterterrorism. Over the years, counterterrorism experts have categorized counterterrorism approaches in five different categories. These categories include coercive, proactive, persuasive, defensive, and long term. For many years, the American strategy has been primarily coercive in nature. However, it is important to understand that a certain degree of overlap exists (by design) among these approaches, and that a more effective and comprehensive strategy would encompass approaches from many if not all of the five categories. For this assignment, you will choose two approaches from categories other than “coercive.” Specifically, you will address the following critical elements:
How can these two approaches be used to complement the United States’ current use of the coercive approach? When should these approaches be used and how?
What are the benefits of these approaches, and how do these benefits counterbalance the negatives from the coercive approach? There are no right or wrong answers. The goal of this assignment is to make a valid argument and support it with scholarly facts and resources. You must consider how implementing numerous complementary approaches to counterterrorism can ultimately lead to a more comprehensive strategy.