ou are the head of a Homeland Security Investigative Task Force assigned to mitigate threats or possible terrorist attacks against the port area of San Diego. This includes numerous U.S. Navy vessels as well as a number of oceanic freighters, local fishing vessels, and pleasure yachts. You have received a threat from an unknown source stating that coordinated attacks are going to be launched against military and civilian targets in and around the San Diego area. The threat alludes to the use of nuclear missiles launched from vessels off the coast of San Diego. The source of the threats remains unknown, but intelligence points toward North Korea and Iran.
Your job is to identify the probable source of the threats as well as mitigate the numerous scenarios of attack that could stem from the Pacific Ocean, the Baja, the roadways entering San Diego from all directions, or from within San Diego. No specific terrorist group has given any notice of an attack.
You must identify all probable sources from which a nuclear missile could be launched. Since intelligence advises that neither North Korea nor Iran have long range capability, your search must be restricted to the immediate area. Additionally, all you know is that the attack is scheduled to occur sometime this month.
Identify all possible sources that could launch a nuclear missile and determine countermeasures that will empower your personnel to defeat the attack or attacks before they occur.
Your plan must include a worst-case scenario response plan to enable you to properly respond and deal with the blast effects from the attack should your personnel fail to stop the attack or attacks.
Please use the scenario you chose in the Unit II assignment that was approved by the instructor. Complete a research paper that must be a minimum of four pages in length, not including the title page and the reference page (title and reference pages do not count toward the total page requirement). The research paper must follow APA guidelines and contain the following components:
Title page: The title page must be in APA format, which includes the APA running head and the page number in the header.
Abstract: Provide a brief explanation of the purpose of your paper. This must be a minimum of 150 words. This should be similar to the topic description you submitted in the Unit II assignment.
Introduction: Provide a brief review of the scenario you have chosen that was submitted and approved by the instructor in Unit II.
Body: Headings help the reader transition from one subject to the next. This is the focus of your research and analysis on the scenario you have chosen, where you identify the risks and mitigation solutions that will provide the appropriate protection as well as provide reactive measures in case terrorists manage to complete an attack despite your preventive measures. The content must center on the three areas of concern identified above.
Conclusion: Provide a summary of your findings and solutions based on best practices.
Reference page: You must include the heading (References) centered above the reference list on a separate last page. You must include the three references selected in the Unit II assignment. You may include more but your initial three which were used to research and create the topic must be used. All references must be in APA format, and each reference must relate to at least one in-text citation.
Please think outside the box in this assignment. Base your target choices on true targets of choice that radical Muslim groups like Al-Qaeda are prone to choose. For example, typical non-military and non-government targets in Afghanistan were religious groups that fell outside the radical beliefs of the Al-Qaeda or Taliban as well as any function or person related to education, including students, schools, teachers, or libraries. Do those relate to targets in the U.S.? What moral implications arise from such attacks? How will technology influence your delivery or detonation of the WMD? What kind of countermeasures should you consider as you plan your attack?