After 9/11, one of the counterterrorism tactics used by the U.S. military and our allies was to target the leaders of terrorist organizations such as Osama bin Laden through the use of drone attacks and other strategic methods of infiltration. For example, Seal Team 6 with the U.S. Navy carried out a counterterrorism raid to detain and take Osama bin Laden into custody. The raid ended with Osama bin Laden being killed. This method of counterterrorism tactics is known as targeted killing.
After 8 weeks in this course, do you believe that targeted killings are an effective and efficient method of countering domestic and global terrorist groups? Why, or why not? If so, how? If not, why? How does this tactic compare and contrast to other counterterrorism tactics? How does this counterterrorism tactic address future threats of global terrorism? Reflect on your course readings, the unit lessons, assignments, and your research throughout this course. Defend your position.
Your reflection paper must be a minimum of two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. You must use at least one outside source to defend your position. All sources used, including the textbook, must be cited and referenced according to APA standards.