This course examines counterinsurgency as a core challenge for U.S. statecraft, one that has endured throughout our history and that today is again at the forefront of U.S. national security concerns-and will likely remain both relevant and a challenge for years to come. The course will examine not only military perspectives on counterinsurgency throughout U.S. history but also the theories and practices of political development and sources of rebellion, the U.S. approach and significant limitations to “nation-building,” and the broader challenges of developing and executing an integrated U.S. strategy that combines all the tools of statecraft-military forces, intelligence, diplomacy and strategic communications, economic assistance, and public administration support.
Previously entitled, “Theory and Practice of U.S. Counterinsurgency”
This course may be taken as a part of the following programs:
- Master of Arts in Statecraft and National Security Affairs
- Certificate in National Security Affairs
- Certificate in Nonviolent Conflict
- Continuing Education Program