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Fall 2017
Nov 17, 2017
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SEST 518 - US/Conventnl War/Irreg Conf
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. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Security Studies Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Arab Studies
      Asian Studies
      Eurasian, Russian, E Euro Stud
      Foreign Service
      German and European Studies
      Global Human Development
      Latin American Studies
      Law/Arab Studies
      Law/Foreign Service
      Law/Security Studies
      Security Studies

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