Subject: Political Science/National Security
Academic Level: College (Junior)
Paper details:Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND)
You are assigned to the staff of a Combatant Commander (CCDR) (select a CCDR that corresponds to your group’s area of operational capability) that is facing a potential threat from a group comprised of non-state soldiers. Provide a history of the group as background, then provide a threat analysis that includes the risk and vulnerability assessment. Address the capability, lethality, intent, and likelihood of a successful attack. Based on your research into this group, provide recommendations on actions to be taken that could help to mitigate the prospect of an attack. Consider both defensive and offensive means to do so, however, the CCDR’s ability to exercise kinetic action against this group is highly restricted at this time. Consider non-kinetic activities that might address factors such as motivation, access to weaponry, etc. Give the commander options.
Focus on things the CCDR can do or affect (e.g., don’t base your recommendations on things like internal US policy, immigration law, or budgets)
Structure the paper as follows:
• Background and history of the group
• Key issues and environmental factors
• Threat Assessment (Intent, Capability, US & partner vulnerability, Likelihood)
• Recommendations / Options
• Risk of the options
The paper should rely on extensive research on this group, on threat analysis methodologies, and other sources as needed. List a minimum of 8 sources in the bibliography, at least 5 of which must be either scholarly books, think-tank publications (e.g. Rand Studies), or peer-reviewed articles from academic journals.
Comments from Support Team: times new roman, 12 font, Chicago-turabian format
Discipline: National Security