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National Security Crisis Decision Making: Phase II
Unformatted Document Text:  Background/History: Phase I • Initial idea: one day, in-class exercise in US Presidency course (Spring 2004). • Expanded to semester-long project during Summer 2005• Students enrolled in two Fall 2005 courses (US Presidency; US National Security) participated in Phase I (one-day simulation in December 2005). – Crisis: Chechen terrorists overrun secret CIA detention facility in Poland. – The terrorists issued demands (via simulated website), and threatened hostage executions. – Possible terrorist cells activated in the US. – Final decision by the US president: military response to destroy facility (conflict over Polish sovereignty).

Authors: Cook, Brian. and Williams, Kristen.
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Background/History: Phase I
• Initial idea: one day, in-class exercise in US Presidency
course (Spring 2004).
• Expanded to semester-long project during Summer 2005
• Students enrolled in two Fall 2005 courses (US
Presidency; US National Security) participated in Phase I
(one-day simulation in December 2005).
– Crisis: Chechen terrorists overrun secret CIA detention facility
in Poland.
– The terrorists issued demands (via simulated website), and
threatened hostage executions.
– Possible terrorist cells activated in the US.
– Final decision by the US president: military response to
destroy facility (conflict over Polish sovereignty).


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