American National Security


Class Schedule Fall 2009


Classroom:................... 311 Royall Hall

Class Meeting Time:.... Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:45 PM

Office Hours:............... The hour before class or by appointment

Office Room:............... Manheim 304B


Class

M/D

Agenda

1

8/25 Tu

Topic: Introduction to class: objectives, reading, grading, etc.

Text Book: Orchestrating the Instruments of National Power

2

8/27 Th

Topic: National and International Security Concepts

Reading Due: Primer for Security Concepts (Worley 1)

3

9/1 Tu

Topic: National and International Security Concepts

Reading Due: Primer for Security Concepts (Worley 1)

4

9/3 Th

Topic: War and American Democracy

Reading Due: Worley 2

Reading Due: Democratization and War (Mansfield and Snyder)

5

9/8 Tu

Topic: The meaning of national security strategy

Reading Due: Worley 3

6

9/10 Th

Topic: National Security Strategy

Reading Due: Cold War Strategies (Worley 4)

7

9/15 Tu

Topic: National Security Strategy

Reading Due: Cold War Strategies

8

9/17 Th

Topic: National Security Strategy

Reading Due: Cold War Strategies

SOCOM

9

9/22 Tu

No class meeting

Topic: National Security Strategy

Reading Due: Post-Cold War Strategic Options (Posen and Ross)

SOCOM

10

9/24 Th

No class meeting

Topic: National Security Strategy

Reading Due: Post-Cold War Strategic Options (Worley 5)

Reading Due: Post-Cold War Strategic Debates (Layne)

11

9/29 Tu

Topic: National Security Strategy

Reading Due: Scan official National Security Strategy documents

12

10/1 Th

Topic: Review of International Relations and Grand Strategy

Topic: preparation for midterm

13

10/6 Tu

Midterm in class

Assignment Given: term paper on national security strategy

14

10/8 Th

Topic: Instruments of national power

Topic: Government Agencies with National Security Responsibilities

Topic: Intelligence Community

Reading Due: CIA, IC.

15

10/13 Tu

Topic: Department of State, USAID, USIA, ACDA.

Topic: Department of Defense (DoD

)

16

10/15 Th

Topic: Congressional committees

17

10/20 Tu

Topic: War Powers

Reading Due: War Powers (Worley 11)

18

10/22 Th

Topic: National Security Council history and organization 1947-2008

Reading Due: Worley 9

19

10/27 Tu

Topic: National Security Council 2009

Reading Due: Worley 8

20

10/29 Th

Topic: Overseas Internal Defense Policy

Reading Due: Overseas Internal Defense Policy

21

11/3 Tu

Topic: Country Teams

Topic: Combatant Commands

Reading Due: JIACG Handbook

Topic: Joint Interagency Coordination Group (JIACG)

Topic: Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT)

22

11/5 Th

23

11/10 Tu

Practicum: Produce policy statement on NSC organization

Topic: Draft National Security Council statement

24

11/12 Th

Practicum: Policy making (Horn of Africa)

25

11/17 Tu

Practicum: Crisis response (Horn of Africa)

26

11/19 Th

Topic: Review of practica

27

11/24 Tu

Thanksgiving holiday, no class.

28

11/26 Th

Thanksgiving holiday, no class.

29

12/1 Tu

Topic: Reform, organization of the executive branch

Reading Due: Hart-Rudman (pp x-y).

Reading Due: 9/11 Commission Executive Summary (pp x-y)

30

12/3 Th

Topic: Reform, organization of the executive branch

Reading Due: Commission on the National Guard and Reserve (pp x)

Reading Due: Project on National Security Reform (pp x-y)

31

12/8 Tu

Topic: Course wrap up, and prep for final exam.

Writing Due: Term Paper.

32

12/10 Th

Reading Day, no class.

Makeup Exam

33

12/17 Th

Final Exam: 3:30-5:30 PM, 311 Royall Hall

 

 

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