GP 336 GU Terrorist Crisis Simulation & President National Security Council Discussion
I’m studying for my Political Science class and need an explanation.
The Crisis Scenaion
Terrorist Crisis Simulation. As a class you are collectively the president’s National Security Council. A crisis has occurred and the President of the United States will respond to this crisis as you, the class, advises.
The Islamic State of Khorasan (find out more about this terrorist organization at: https://www.ctc.usma.edu/posts/situating-the-emergence-of-the-islamic-state-of-khorasan) https://www.ctc.usma.edu/situating-the-emergence-of-the-islamic-state-of-khorasan/ has stormed the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan and taken 6 American hostages. Claiming to speak for the Islamic State, the Khorasan terrorists are demanding that the U.S. begin withdrawing all military forces out of the Middle East so that they may re-establish an Islamic Caliphate. The U.S. has 1 week to comply or else the terrorists will begin killing hostages. The terrorists are also threatening to activate sleeper cells in the United States. However, the FBI and CIA has very little evidence of any active sleeper cells in the United States. As of now the President is insisting on maintaining the current policy of refusing to negotiate with any terrorist demands.