Learning Goal: I’m working on a writing discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
FAMS are meant to stop terrorist or other potentially dangerous
actions by passengers when they occur. But one of the key components of
the program is the conceptual deterrence it is supposed to provide.
The question is does it really work? Itâ€™s hard to say if it stops
terrorists from trying to execute their plans. Thatâ€™s because they
donâ€™t tell us. After 911 the Air Marshall Program was expanded, but
that was going to take some time to hire and train the additional staff
needed. To solve that problem during that time while they were ramping
up their hiring and training, other agencies stent volunteers to act as
Air Marshalls. We know they are out there, but how many flights are
they on? For example, did you hear of air Marshalls intervening with
Richard Reed the Shoe Bomber in December of 2001? Or how about Umar
Farouk Abdulmutallab the underwear bomber in December of 2009? There
are some that say itâ€™s not a detergent due to the number of flights they
are not on. Yet others say it is because they feel safer knowing one
could be on their flight. Where do you stand on the subject? Support
Please research the question and provide your thoughts by responding
to this discussion post. Your response should be between 250-750 words
and needs to include at least two citations at the end of the post.
Think of your posting in terms of a contribution to a dialogue, not a
writing exercise. This is particularly important since we donâ€™t meet in
person. Therefore, this is one of the few ways we can generate a
dialog. Make your posts clear and pertinent. Offer clarifying examples
for complex and abstract ideas. Donâ€™t be afraid to include open-ended
questions that invite dialogue in your response. Read the other response
posts to help get an idea on what you want to say on the subject. Feel
free to offer evidence supporting the earlier post or your contrasting
point of view and ask challenging, open-ended questions.
*Refer to the Discussion Rubric for this course for further detail regarding post and response expectations.