PUAF 798D: U.S. Defense Policy and Planning

Author data: 
Michael Fitzsimmons
Publication Date: 
August 2011
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The objective of this course is to provide you with a strong foundation in the following three subject areas:

• Roles, missions, and structure of the U.S. Department of Defense and the armed forces;
• Processes for defense policy development, planning, and resource allocation, and the political and bureaucratic environment in which those processes operate; and
• Key debates in contemporary defense policy and planning.