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NSEC620 - Foundations in Military Strategy and National Security Policy


This course examines some of the major concepts of strategic thinking that underpin the national security strategy of the U.S. Students will analyze the primary inputs in the development of national security policy and investigate strategy components that are necessary in the post-Cold War. They will also explore and debate the major issues affecting strategy, to include the impact of rapid technological change and special operations. This course is especially suited to students in the Defense Senior Leadership Development Program.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: The Transformation of War: The Most Radical Reinterpretation of Armed Conflict Since Clausewitz
ISBN: 9780029331552
Publication Info: Free Press
Author: Van Creveld, Martin
Unit Cost: $36.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
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Book Title: Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
ISBN: 9780691027647
Publication Info: Princeton University Press, 1986
Author: Paret, Peter, et al., eds
Unit Cost: $58.90
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A