POLT 562: STRATEGY AND NATIONAL SECURITY


ADMINISTRATION:

Syllabus

Exam I

Exam II

Exam III

Exam IV

History & Geography Quiz

Tasker: ISIL 2017

Tasker: Guatemala 1953

Tasker: The Nuclear World

Tasker: Alliance-NATO

Writing for POLT 562

READINGS:

POWER POINTS:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 22 Sep

Ingram, vu-graph, "Primary Objectives"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Specific Objectives"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Bounded Rational Thought"

Ingram, “Policy”

Ingram, “A Useful Concept of Causation”

Ingram, "A Useful Concept of National Interest and Goals," pp. 1-3

Caldwell, Chapter 1, "The Meaning of Security Today"

Snyder, "One World, Rival Theories," Foreign Policy

Ingram, vu-graph, "Strategy is a Plan"

Ingram, vu-graph, "The Span from Grand Strategy to Tactics"

Ingram, vu-graph, "What is a National Security Strategy?"

Ingram, vu-graph, "A Spectrum of Conflict"

Ikenberry, "America's Imperial Ambition

Haass, “Where to go From Here: Rebooting American Foreign Policy,” Foreign Affairs, July/August 2017

Ingram, vu-graph: "Policy"

Ingram, "Bounded Rational Policy Analysis"

Unknown, "Political Socialization"

Jervis, an outline from Perception and Misperception in International Relations, Chapter 4, "Cognitive Consistency and the Interaction between Theory and Data," and Chapter 6, "How Decision-Makers Learn from History," pp. 3-5

Ingram, "A Useful Concept of National Interest and Goals"

Ingram, "A Useful Concept of Causation"

Ingram, “Policy”

Ingram, "A Useful Concept of Power"

Jordan, Chapter 1, "The International Setting," pp. 14-18

Jordan, Chapter 13, "Military Power," pp. 271-275

ISIL:

Ingram, “When Thinking about Military Intervention”

Al Jazeera English, “Syria’s Allies and Enemies at a Glance,” August 2013

Wikipedia, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, sections 1-3 and 8-10

Brookings, Pillar, “ISIS in Perspective,” 25 August 2014

Brookings, Hein, “The Big Questions on ISIS,” 7 November 2014

BBC, "What is "Islamic State'?" 29 July 2015

NYT, Blinken, "The Islamic State is Not Dead Yet," 9 July 2017

Stratfor, Stewart, "Down but Not Out," 20 July 2017

NYT, Hubbard and Schmitt, "Isis, Despite Heavy Losses, Still Inspires Global Attacks," 8 July 2017

The Economist, "No one knows what will replace the so-call caliphate," 6 July 2017

Ingram, vu-graph, "Strategy is a Plan"

Ingram, vu-graph, "The Primacy of Politics and Goals"

Ingram, "Clausewitz, National Security Strategy, Military Strategy, and War"

Moran, Chapter 1, "Strategic Theory and the History of War," pp. 26-32, "Clausewitz and the modernization of war"

Ingram, vu-graph, "The Concepts of Victory and Military Victory"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Limited War"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Cost/Benefit Analysis"

Spinicci's maps

Wikipedia, "Korean War," Sections 2 & 3

War in the Pacific after 1944

Map: WW II: Pacific Theater

Ingram, vu-graphs: "The Pluralist Description of Decision-Making"

Gray, Chapter 1, "The Dimensions of Strategy"

Ingram, vu-graph, "The Equation"

Ingram, "The Primacy of Politics and Goals"

Ingram, "Considerations for the Use of Military Force"

Jordan, Chapter 13, "Military Power," pp. 281-284

GUATEMALA TASK:

March 11, 1952-National Intelligence Estimate

February 13, 1953-Letter From the Ambassador to Guatemala (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State's Special Assistant for Intelligence (Armstrong)

September 11, 1953-Memorandum for Director of Central Intelligence (Smith)

2010, Project on National Security Reform, "Reversing the Revolution"

Jordan, Chapter 13, "Military Power," pp. 275-277

Ingram, vu-graph: "Deterrence"

Ingram, vu-graph, "How Deterrence Differs from Mutual Assured Deterrence"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Compellence"

Unconditional Surrender, Iokibe, pages 25-36 & 42-53 (Useful, but not required reading)

Ingram, vu-graph, "Prevention and Preemption"

Jordan, Chapter 14, "Asymmetric Conflict, Terrorism, and Preemption," pp. 303-308

Secretary of State Powell’s Addresses the U.N. Security Council, February 5, 2003 

Ingram, vu-graph, "Diplomacy"                  

Ingram, vu-graph, "The Functions of Diplomacy"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Dealing with Other States"    

Ingram, vu-graph, "Crisis Management"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Coercive Diplomacy"

Ingram, vu-graph, "Conflict Management"  

Freedman and Karsh, "How Kuwait Was Won: Strategy in the Gulf War," International Security, Autumn 1991

Map of the Middle East

Cox and Hurst, "George Bush and the Diplomacy of German Integration"

Wittig, Europe-Asia Studies, "Moscow’s Acceptance of NATO" (1993)

BBC: Europe 1989-1991

"Nuclear Order of Battle, 1962"

Lebow, Chapter 6, We All Lost the Cold War

Schwarz, The Atlantic

Gavin, National Interest, "Lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis," 26 Oct 2012

Jordan, Chapter 4, "The Presidential Leadership and the Executive Branch"

Sophie White, "Presidential Leadership," 2015

Ingram, "Leadership and Management"

Jordan, Chapter 5, "Congress"

Pfiffiner, Chapter 6, "The President and National Security," pp. 186-199

Jordan, Chapter 5, "Congress," pp. 116-121

NYT OPED by Baker and Christopher

NYT article on White House defense of Libya

NYT editorial on Libya 

Jordan, Chapter 8, "The Role of the Military in the Policy Process"

Jordan, Chapter 8, "The Role of the Military in the Policy Process," pp. 179-183

Jordan, Chapter 6, "Homeland Security," pp. 138-141

Ingram, "Civil-Military Relations"

Jordan, Chapter 7, "Intelligence and National Security"

Jordan, Chapter 17, "Planning, Budgeting, and Management"

How the DoD Gets its Money

Enthoven and Smith, "Yardsticks of Sufficiency"

NDU, "The National Security Policy Process" pp. 44-48

Jordan, Chapter 10, "Making the System Work"

Piffiner, Chapter 6, "The President and National Security," pp. 199-205

The Washington Post, DeYoung, "How the Obama White House Runs Foreign Policy," 4 Aug 2015

Ingram, "The Pluralist Description of Decisionmaking"

Jordan, Chapter 17, "Nuclear Policy," pp. 351-364

Nuclear: TBD

Council on Foreign Relations, "Independent Task Force Report #62: U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy," pp.22-28

"Nuclear Weapons: Who has them at a glance"

2010 Nuclear Posture Review, pp. 3-9 and 15-35

Jordan, Chapter 15, "Conventional War"

Jordan, Chapter 16, "Irregular Challenges, Military Intervention, and Counterinsurgency"

vu-graphs, "Hoffman's views on military interventions"

Ingram, vu-graphs, "When Thinking about Miliary Intervention"

Zoellick, "Fragile States: Securing Development" The Keynote Address at the IISS Global Strategic Review, 9/2008

Thurer, "An Internal Challenge"

Conroy, Cato Institute

Iraq and Afghanistan: TBD

Jordan, Chapter 14, "Asymmetric Conflict, Terrorism, and Preemption," pp. 297-300

Combating Terrorism: TBD

Al-Qaeda: TBD

Morality in International Relations

Morality in National Security -- Responsibility to Protect

Jordan, Chapter 13, "Military Power," pp. 279-281

Sherwood-Randall, “Alliances and American National Security.” pp. 1-19

Jordan, Chapter 23, "Europe," pp. 493-497

Alliances:TBD

Russia: TBD

China: TBD

Iran: TBD

North Korea: TBD

The Economist: "War in the fifth dimension"

Schneider, "Exploitation versus Attack"

White House, Fact Sheet, "Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center," 25 February 2015

Menashri, Cyber Attack

NDU, "Political Flux in a Nonpolar World"

Transnational Issues: TBD

Jordan, Chapter 25, "Globalization and Human Security"

U.S. Defense Posture: TBD

Haass, “Where to go From Here: Rebooting American Foreign Policy,” Foreign Affairs, July/August 2017