Intelligence Analysis Essay

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INTL402 Progress Assignment #1

For this assignment, your task is to generate an intelligence research question and produce a literature review. Select an intelligence topic of your choice that calls for either an explanatory study (why question) or predictive study (what will happen question). Once you have developed your research question, you will conduct a literature review.

General Requirements1. Document Format.a. MS Word documentb. One-inch (1”) marginsc. Times New Roman fontd. Twelve (12) pitche. Not including your title page, this assignment should be 4 pages. This does include your annotated bibliography.f. Double space, except for your bibliography’s citations (see example below).2. Citation Format: Turabian. As
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d) What are the independent variables (refer to your week 1 reading)? e) Are there obvious answers to your specific research question? What are they? f) Short discussion of how you developed this question and why it should be of interest to the intelligence community.
Section III: Related Literature
Provide current state of our accumulated knowledge as it relates to your specific research question. This section should answer whether or not there is an accumulated body of scholarship on this issue. Is this a new issue or have scholars and analysts been studying it for years? What kind of literature is out there? Are there leading researchers/analysts on this topic? Who are they? If this is a new issue, what challenges will that present to your research?
Section V: Annotated Bibliography.
While conducting your literature review, you will also build an annotated bibliography. Do this by providing an annotated bibliography of at least five sources you would use to answer your research question. These sources should include books, journals and other scholarly articles. In the annotation include what information the source provides to your research question. Use the Turabian style of annotation for this and all assignments in this course. Formatting counts.
An annotated bibliography is a list of sources on a certain topic with a brief description of each source. Each entry in an annotated bibliography should

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