1. Write an essay on the future of private military companies (PMCs). Ensure you cover the following points:
- Are PMCs cost-effective alternatives to governmental security forces? Why or why not?
- What valid roles do PMCs play in hazardous regions of the world?
- Over the long-term, is it ethically sound to entrust a large measure of our national defense to firms who, of necessity, consider the profit motive as their prime directive (as opposed to service to the nation)?
2. Write an essay identifying what you consider to be the single most important system in terms of critical national infrastructure (CNI). At a minimum, you must discuss the following points:
- ID of CNI element
- Reasons for identifying the as the most important element in the CNI arena.
- Suggestions for securing the aforementioned
- Your paper must be at a minimum 2-3 pages for each question for a total of 4-6 pages (the Title and Reference pages do not count towards the minimum limit).
- Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content.
- Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space.
- Students will follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework.
- Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc.