The Situation in Syria and the U. S. Policy on Weapons of Mass Destruction
he news has presented an excellent opportunity for a classroom. This Sunday, there was an article on a chemical attack in Syria and both sides are claiming each other is using it.
This is not in the book: The US currently practices something called D-I-M-E in foreign policy flexiblily detererrent option. D=diplomatic, I=information, M=military, and E=Economic. The US uses these resources to influence the actions of foreign countries.
In the discussion board answer the following question:
1) Research the situation in Syria.
2) What would the US response most likely be (and what have we done so far) if Syria used a WMD on their neighbors/allies? What if Putin used them in the Ukraine?
3) Ensure you cite the current US policy mandates regarding WMD. What flexible deterrent option would be most effective? The Situation in Syria and the U. S. Policy on Weapons of Mass Destruction