discussion questions 375

TASK #1: Skim Chapter 14, “Long-Range Issues of National Security,” in our textbook (SWC, 2013). Identify two ideas from this chapter that you think are important and discuss them briefly. In the five years since this textbook was published, some new national security issues have emerged. Identify one such new issue and discuss it briefly.

TASK #2: Explore the FBI website: https://www.fbi.gov/. Briefly discuss what the FBI is doing in terms of counterintelligence and combating foreign influence. When can the FBI investigate election crimes?

TASK #3: Read this overview and timeline about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/us/politics/russia-investigation-guide.html?action=click&module=inline&pgtype=Article On what basis did the FBI originally open the Russia investigation?

BONUS (2 points): What is the “Steele dossier” and how does it relate to the Russia investigation?

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