How the USS COLE Attack Could Have been Prevented using Critical Thinking


Using the “Elements of Thought” approach to Critical Thinking, outline how the terrorist attack on the USS Cole could possibly have been prevented or mitigated using the ‘elements of thought’ process.

ALSO reference any fallacies of logic you found (including poor statistics) that influenced decisions (or non-actions) which led to the attack occurring. For example, how could a boat be allowed to come right up next to a US Navy ship while it is being refueled in a Muslim country (Yemen)?

How could thinking differently about security and safety have prevented the attack?

Your paper should be 6 pages in length, using APA style WITH CITATIONS from ALL the below sources.