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Fall 2017
Jan 17, 2018
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SEST 718 - Intelligence & War
Intelligence has long been a core component of wars. This course will examine the role of intelligence in preparing national military strategies and armed forces prior to conflicts, use of deception to produce surprise attacks that often initiate hostilities, and the role of intelligence in supporting conventional military operations of states and coalitions, the activities of insurgent and terrorist groups, and the counterinsurgency operations of states. It will address a wide range of institutions that produce and consume war-related intelligence, including civilian and military organizations, and it will examine factors that drive the performance of intelligence in war, including challenges of collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and interactions of intelligence organizations with senior political and military leaders and military operations personnel. The course will discuss examples of successful and unsuccessful intelligence support to military operations, including case studies of the intelligence activities of many countries and non-state actors from World War II to contemporary coalition operations against the Islamic State.    

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Security Studies Department

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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