Thursday, May 5, 2011

American Government 5/4/11

In Class - Continue discussion regarding the death of Osama bin Laden.  How does it relate to US foregin policy in Pakistan?  What will be the reactions of the world?  What really happened during the raid?  How did we know he was there?  What intelligence did we gather from enemy detainees?  How did we gather this intelligence?  Will this affect the 2012 Presidential election? 

Begin watching the documentary "The Torture Question" from (link attached to the title of this post).  Answer the following questions: Should the United States use alternative interrogation techniques in order to gather intelligence from enemy detainees?  And, is it necessary for the national security of the United States?

Lots to think about.  2nd and 4th periods: hang onto your current events.

Homework - Blog Update (extra credit this week).  QOW due by Friday. 

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