For this forum, and all subsequent forums, you are required to post your initial response to the forum prompt BE

For this forum, and all subsequent forums, you are required to post your initial response to the forum prompt BEFORE being able to read the contributions of other students. This is intended to foster your own independent thinking and consideration of the readings before being influenced by the ideas of others. Once you have posted you will be able to read and consider the thoughts and ideas of others. Review the postings, look for things you missed in your own work, identify differences in judgment and conclusions, analyze your point of view in relation to the views of others. Then engage thoughtfully and expertly to add ideas, refute, challenge, or take the discussion in a new direction.Remember, posting the minimum expected times is a “minimum” and does not mean you will automatically receive a 100 on the forum. To achieve 100s, you need to go well beyond the minimum expectation. Post more, offer additional facts and examples, develop your views. Word counts are not the measure of your grade, content is paramount. The word count is only a guideline, not a hard and fast rule. When in doubt, do more and exceed expectations.Forum Prompt:Why was sorting out the future role of intelligence activities so important to US policymakers during the period of time right after World War II? What were they trying to accomplish? What did they accomplish?Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 250 words. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of 150 words and include direct questions.