Discuss how you can apply the concepts learned in this course to your current or future career. How might the lessons you have learned positively impact your career success?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.
Unit VIII Reflection Paper
In one of this unit’s case studies from your textbook, “Predicting Peril of the Peril of Prediction? Assessing the Risk of CBRN Terrorism,” Gregory Koblentz discusses three different schools of thought regarding the likelihood of a CBRN terrorist attack: optimism, pessimism, and pragmatism. He further asserts that heuristics and biases play a role in which school of thought a layperson or an expert might fall into.
Which school of thought do you fall into? What heuristics and biases do you think have influenced your opinion? Is there anything that you found in this reading that has made you question or rethink your opinion? Would a quantitative risk assessment be helpful in determining the likelihood of a terrorist chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) attack in the United States?
In this paper, consider the political, philosophical, and religious perspectives of the various actors in the war on terror and how they affect their perceptions of risk. Also, include a discussion of how future technologies may affect major casualties concerning current nonproliferation treaties and agreements and calculations, and document your reasoning.
This reflection paper should be a minimum of two pages in length and is an opportunity for you to express your thoughts about the assignment. Reflection writing is a great way to study because it increases your ability to remember the course material.
Format your reflection paper using APA style. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations.
***Three major schools of thought in the debate have emerged: the optimists, the pessimists, and the pragmatists.
Week VIII study guide is attached for guidance. (class book)
Howard, R. D., & Forest, J. (2013). Weapons of mass destruction and terrorism (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill. Need original and unplagiarized work, please do not accept if cannot return quality work. Please read assignment fully