response to discussion post minimum 100 words 76
You just basically responding to the student of what you felt compelling and enlightening. If you need a guide to respond here is a example
Respond to at least your fellow classmates with at least a 100-word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
- What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
- What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
- What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
- What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?
Student paper down below:
The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (IRTPA) and The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act (USAPATRIOT Act) were both results of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. They were both reformed from previous acts or other legal principles and made them into the current Acts that are there to help the United States to defend against terrorism (Justice.gov, n.d.).
The IRTPA of 2004 was reformed due to the Intelligence Communityâ€™s (IC) inability to prevent the September 11th attacks and inaccuracies in the 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraqâ€™s weapons of mass destruction. Before the attacks of September 11th the intelligence agencies were only focused on one enemy and after the attacks law makers made it a top priority to create intelligence reform. According to Rosenbach and Peritz (2009), â€œThe IRTPA created a new cabinet called the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) which replaced the â€˜dual hattedâ€™ Director of Central Intelligence and the independent leader of the nationâ€™s intelligence enterprise.â€ IRTPA created the National Counter Terrorism Center, Privacy and Civil Liberties Board, mandated improvements with boarder security and transportation, immigration and customs investigators, establish minimum standards for IDâ€™s and drivers licenses, and creates new crimes and criminal penalties to combat terrorism (Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2004).
The USA PATRIOT Act of 2004 main objective is to deter and punish terrorist attacks and allows law enforcement the rights to identify, prevent and disrupt terrorist acts. The act was used to modify United States communication, intelligence, and privacy laws. The need to protect rights and liberties of US citizens and punish acts of discrimination and violence is also part of the USA PATRIOT act. The USA PATRIOT Act has been reformed a few times over the years reauthorizing the act. Some of the acts that were modified by the USA PATRIOT Act are Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Communications Act of 1934, and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (U.S. Department of Justice, n.d.).
Both of these acts center around counter terrorism here in the United States. They set rules and guidelines that agencies have to follow when they are looking into suspected terrorists. When looking at both acts there is information about how law enforcement is allowed to use different tools such as wiretapping when they are investigating individuals suspected of being terrorists. These laws are around now to help protect American citizens and will need to be looked at on a regular and basis to make sure they are still working to properly stop terrorism.