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SEST-518 The U.S., Limited War, and Low Intensity Conflict
Fall for 2014-2015
Faculty:
  • Collins, Joseph
  • This course examines the causes, conduct, and effects of limited wars and low-intensity conflicts. Limited wars are wars that are limited in the aims of and/or in the means utilized by the belligerents. Low-intensity conflicts include insurgencies and counterinsurgencies, ethnic and tribal conflicts, civil wars, rescue operations, armed interventions, peace operations, terrorism and armed counter-terrorism operations, and counter-drug operations. This course examines the theory and practice of limited wars and low-intensity conflicts, the causes and conduct of these conflicts, the ways these conflicts have evolved over time, and options for conflict prevention and conflict resolution. This course focuses in particular on the U.S. experience in low-intensity conflicts, including the U.S. war in Vietnam, the ongoing war on terrorism, and the prospects for limited, high-technology conflicts in the future.
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: None

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    Fall '14: Collins, J (file download)
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    SEST-518-01 The U.S., Limited War, and Low Intensity Conflict
    Fall for 2014-2015
    Collins
    This course examines the causes, conduct, and effects of limited wars and low-intensity conflicts. Limited wars are wars that are limited in the aims of and/or in the means utilized by the belligerents. Low-intensity conflicts include insurgencies and counterinsurgencies, ethnic and tribal conflicts, civil wars, rescue operations, armed interventions, peace operations, terrorism and armed counter-terrorism operations, and counter-drug operations. This course examines the theory and practice of limited wars and low-intensity conflicts, the causes and conduct of these conflicts, the ways these conflicts have evolved over time, and options for conflict prevention and conflict resolution. This course focuses in particular on the U.S. experience in low-intensity conflicts, including the U.S. war in Vietnam, the ongoing war on terrorism, and the prospects for limited, high-technology conflicts in the future.
    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: None
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