Focus Group Historical Context

    Dear Specialists:

    Thank you for accepting the contract to advise myself, my chief aides, and the leaders of the various branches of the government in this matter.  We wish your team to provide detailed information and analysis of the historical events surrounding the Crusades and Colonialism.  Although they are history, these two events seem to have a strong resonance today in the Middle East.  Many persons in the region see history repeating itself in the events of today, and so we see it as imperative that we understand the historical context of the peoples who live in the area.  Make sure you research well the Crusades and Colonialism, and be ready to comment on how

    In deciding what policies our government should pursue, it is absolutely vital that we have the best information and advisement possible.  I will rely heavily on you and your group's presentation to provide me with the information and advice necessary to do my job and to serve our national interests.  I  need not remind you of the vital importance of what we are studying to both our own national security, as well as that of the world generally.

    Good luck!  We await eagerly the presentation of your focus group. 

    Very Truly Yours, 

    President of the United States

P.S.  Be sure to read this last reminder as you sit down in your groups to start this project!