my topic will be "REVOLUTIONARY ARMED FORCES
OF COLUMBIA." i need you to write it on this format:
I. Identify the group by name and country in which based. If there is no one
country, state the countries in which the group is operative, or the region.
a. Stated goals and objectives of the group.
i. Political goals.
ii. Religious goals, if any.
iii. How do these goals relate to the United States?
II. History of the group, including significant terrorist events attributed to it.
a. Patterns and trends.
b. Successes and failures, including signature or defining events.
III. Ideological and material support
a. Other organizations in support of, or affiliated with, this group.
b. Local/domestic support. (Is there popular support?)
c. State sponsors (e.g., Iran, Syria, etc.).
d. Spiritual or religious support.
e. Umbrella or cover organization, if any.
f. Financial support.
a. What are the nationality, educational, religious, economic backgrounds of
the members? Is there a specific age grouping?
b. How are they recruited?
V. Strategies and tactics
a. Selection of targets / victims.
b. Methods of attack (e.g. bombings, hostage taking, assassinations, suicide).
c. Tactics utilized in attacks.
d. Target audience (which may differ from targeted victims).
e. Use of media, propaganda and disinformation.
VI. Responses of victim governments and US government
a. Victim government response (e.g. Russia to Beslan school).
b. US government responses to actions of this group.
c. Criminal justice system response (e.g. Yemen vs. Cole bombers) and
d. Security responses (e.g. airports, sea ports, infrastructure).
e. Intelligence activities vs. this group --- how effective?
f. International treaties, UN actions, conventions --- how effective?
VII. Analysis of threat
a. Who and what is vulnerable to future attacks by this group?
b. What are the intelligence gaps? (What do we not know?)
c. What are the potential consequences, nationally and internationally, to
future attacks by this group?
d. What specific measures, in your opinion, would alleviate the threat posed
by this group? (What do YOU recommend?)
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