Assignment: WRITE 3 CASE BRIEFS ON THE THREE EUROPEAN CASES BASED ON CURRENT EVENTS ARTICLES CHOSEN BY THE STUDENT. CASE BRIEFS INVOLVING CONTEMPORARY ISSUES. THE 3 CASE BRIEFS WILL BE SUBMITTED IN ONE WORD DOCUMENT, AND WILL CONSIST OF 6 PAGES TOTAL, 1-2 PAGES OR 500 WORDS FOR EACH DEALING WITH EACH OF THE SELECTED ISSUES. THE REFLECTION PAPER WILL BE ABOUT 4-6 PAGES IN TIMES NEW ROMAN 12” FONT, AND WITH ONE-INCH MARGINS. It must be a recent case or at least 6 months ago.
Options and Analysis paragraph
Recommendation and Justification paragraph
Reflection paragraph or paragraphs
BELOW YOU WILL A SAMPLE CASE BRIEF:
Sample Position Memo on current event article: New York Times article-Soviet Union introduces Nuclear missiles in Cuba
October 19, 1962
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Subject: Options for a U.S. response to Soviet missiles in Cuba
This memo outlines options for U.S. action against Soviet missile installations in Cuba. On October 14, an American U-2 plane photographed Soviet construction of medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) sites in Cuba, some of which contain missiles that could be launched within eighteen hours. Failure to swiftly eliminate this threat would encourage Soviet aggression and increase the risk of a nuclear attack on the United States.
U-2 reconnaissance has provided evidence of offensive Soviet military activity in Cuba, including the presence of MiG fighter jets, IL-28 bombers, and sites for SS-4 and SS-5 missiles with ranges between 1,000 and 2,200 nautical miles. These distances encompass Washington and other major U.S. cities. U.S. intelligence services estimate that the MRBMs will be ready to launch in eighteen hours and that the longer range SS-5 missile sites could be operational in December.
This agency has two principal objectives in this matter: eliminate the missiles located in Cuba avoid nuclear war with the Soviet Union
OPTIONS AND ANALYSIS:
In order to accomplish the aforementioned objectives, this agency proposes two options:
RECOMMENDATIONS AND JUSTIFICATIONS:
This agency’s first priority is to eliminate the missile threat from Cuba. To do so, it recommends that the president implement a naval quarantine on offensive military equipment headed to that island. The quarantine is a measured response that will inhibit Soviet plans in Cuba with significantly lower risk of casualties and escalation than air strikes. Moreover, if accompanied by dialogue with the Soviet Union, a quarantine could effectively lead to Moscow’s removal of the missiles. The United States should seek approval of the quarantine from the Organization of American States in order to lend it further diplomatic weight.
Operationally, the U.S. Navy would establish a quarantine line and signal ships approaching it to stop for boarding and inspection. As a first warning, a nonresponsive ship would receive a shot across the bow as a second warning, a shot would be fired into the rudder to stop the vessel. Any ship determined to be delivering offensive weapons to Cuba, regardless of port of origin, would be turned back.
Although this agency prefers a quarantine, it recommends simultaneously preparing for air strikes and invasion in case such measures become necessary to eliminate the missile threat. The United States should reinforce its naval base at Guantanamo Bay, raise military alert levels, and take steps to protect U.S. shipping interests in the Florida Strait. The Joint Chiefs of Staff have separately identified such preparatory measures.
As part of any response, this agency supports continuing reconnaissance missions over Cuba and strengthening air defenses in the southeastern United States. Finally, the United States should advise the Soviet Union that any attack from Cuba will be seen as an attack from the Soviet Union itself and will prompt a commensurate U.S. response.