SEST-501 Grand Strategy and Military Operations
Fall for 2016-2017
Spring for 2016-2017
This course seeks to give students an understanding of the elements of grand strategy and insight into military operations that will provide a baseline of knowledge for their work toward their Masters in Security Studies and beyond. The course will explore the following issues in detail: 1. The development of national decisions to use military force, the derivation of warfighting strategy and strategic aims that follow, and the operational plan and execution of campaigns to achieve them; 2. The civil-military relationship in the development of strategy and the execution of campaigns; 3. The evolution of operational capability over time and the evolution of the relative roles air, land, and seapower; and 4. The differing demands of conventional and unconventional warfare on the conduct of operations.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: By Program Permission Only - SSP Students Only

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Spring '17: McNaugher T (file download)
Spring '17: Johnson, D (file download)
Spring '17: Eliason B (file download)
Fall '16: Field K (file download)
Fall '16: John (file download)
Fall '16: Gordon J (file download)
Fall '16: Wineman B (file download)
Fall '16: Dubik, J (file download)
Fall '16: Bryant S (file download)
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