Students will write a 1500+ word essay to answer the following questions:
A) Describe an example of cognitive bias as it relates to a specific event that affected the U.S. intelligence community. These events are typically known as intelligence “failures” but that is not always the case.
B) How could have the cognitive bias been avoided?
C) Describe a situation in your own life that involved cognitive bias, how it played out, and what you could have done differently. This does not have to be related to your job and should of course be completely unclassified.
This paper should be at least 1500 words in length, not counting the references page.