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|NPTG 8534 - History US CounterterrorPolicy|
This course will examine the evolution of US approaches to international terrorism from the emergence of terrorism as a global phenomenon in the 1960s through the challenges of today. Students successfully completing this course will be able to:
Understand the evolution of US approaches to terrorism.
Appreciate the roles of perception, contingency and foreign actions in shaping US counterterrorism policy.
Analyze the roles of intelligence and technology in shaping US policy responses to terrorism.
Analyze the interplay between the White House and the constituents of the National Security Council.
Appreciate the human factor, especially the strengths and weaknesses of the US president, in policy outcomes.
Appreciate the role of domestic politics in US counterterrorism policy.
Acquire competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) to participate effectively as an analyst or decision maker.