This class is called Ethical Controversies in Intelligence, Security and Spying. This Class covers the ethical and moral controversies concerning security, intelligence, spying, covert operations, tactics, etc. Therefore the topic of this essay really covers, homeland security, ethics and political science. I would like it to be known that my stance is pro interrogation techniques, I do believe it is ethical. and my opinions and views are very utilitarian. Because of this I would like this paper to be written from this standpoint. Below is the assignment:
Part I (Week 9): We have spent the term examining American intelligence from an ethical/moral perspective. In Part I (Week 9) you are charged with choosing ONE of two ethical topics and justify your logic using moral, ethical, and historical rationale. Your choices are as follows:
1.Justify Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. <—THIS IS THE ONE I’M CHOOSING. 2.Justify Terrorism (I don’t want to read -one man’s freedom fighter is another mans terrorist!)
Again, you are to write the paper on option 1 and Justify interrogation techniques. If you need more help to understand my opinion and viewpoint then please reach out, but overall as I said my opinion is very utilitarian in the sense that I believe sometimes we must make difficult choices in order the protect or benefit the masses.
Some reading materials used throughout the semester are the following:
Ethics and International Relations, Gordon Graham, Blackwell Publishing, 2nd edition, 2008. (EIR) Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Jan Goldman, ed., The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2006. (EOS) Five Uneasy Pieces: American Ethics in a Globalized World, Mark Gibney, Rowman & Littlefield, 2005. (FUP) Justice: A Reader, Michael J. Sande’, ed., Oxford University Press. 2007. (JAR)