Task: Create a 5-7 minute skit or movie of an interview with “Cold Warriors” that asks whether or not they think this strategy is working based off the way they think and experiences they had during the Cold War.
At this point the group needs to familiarize themselves with each Cold Warrior’s personality. Make certain to bring up anything interesting that the researcher found that goes beyond the notes.
Next look at each policy the U.S. uses today in the War on Terror.
· Pull out at least 3 policies that are different from Cold War policies to the War on Terror policies.
· Pull out 3 policies that are at least somewhat similar between the two wars.
· For each policy construct at least 5 responses these Cold Warriors would have for each policy.
o What would they do similar to this policy/ what would they do different & why?
o Try to use some creativity here. Keep in mind some of these will be used in your skit!
o The responses can be serious, comical, satirical, or intelligent. (a variety would work best)
o Construct these from the perspective that these people are having casual conversation with their friends.
o These responses should stay within the spectrum of mortally boring and outrageously stupid.
Example: Cold Warrior- Douglass MacArthur Policy- Torturing Insurgents for Information
Response- What’s the problem with torturing those guys? A great noble country such as the U.S. wouldn’t take a prisoner and torture him if he weren’t evil. Back in my day we wouldn’t even have been as friendly as taking prisoners. We used to take out the ‘commies’ then ask questions later. If I had it my way I would have just nuked’em all anyway. Now there’s a real solution to the problem! Just nuke’em all! The only good bad guy is a dead bad guy.
*Note* Do not use any inappropriate language.