Question one and two

First, please refer to the Module 3 Midterm Essay assignment and the course materials.
In response to the case study scenario and the essay instructions, please provide a one-page outline of your midterm essay. As part of your outline, please provide a list of course materials that you anticipate will help you in crafting your literature review.
It is understood that this will be a rough sketch of your eventual essay, so please try to keep the outline no longer than one page.
This is an extra credit assignment worth 5 points. (Even though it is listed as zero points, the extra credit points can still be awarded for this assignment.)

In a written document between 750-1250 words in length, please respond to the following prompt:
Imagine you are a US cyber security official engaging in a training exercise. Your supervisor provides you with a case scenario(refer to PDF attachment).
Your supervisor asks you to submit a document that describes, with respect to the scenario, a desired strategic end-state, strategic tenets or pillars (perhaps 3-5) to support that end-state, and a literature review to justify your strategic decisions. This literature review must include an analysis of course materials, and it can also include other materials that you find reliable, useful, and relevant.

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An anti-government protester sits on the Founders of
Kyiv monument during clashes with riot police in
central Kyiv on February 20, 2014. Louisa

Ukraine has struggled to forge an independent path, torn

between Europe and the United States in the West and

its long-standing ties to Russia in the East.

Backgrounder by Jonathan Masters

February 5, 2020

Ukraine: Conflict at the
Crossroads of Europe and


Ukraine has long played an important, yet sometimes overlooked, role in the global

security order. Today, the country appears to be on the front lines of a renewed great-

power rivalry that many analysts say will dominate international relations in the decades


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