POL 222 The U.S. National Security System, 3 credits

This course examines the agencies of the federal government that conduct foreign missions and activities to ensure U.S. national security. Specific focus is on the Office of the President of the United States, CIA, Department of Defense, and State Department. Using case studies of the diplomacy, intelligence and military uses of force, this course analyzes the structure, function, and policy-making processes of the national security system. The course assesses intra-agency and inter-agency strengths and weaknesses in the formulation and implementation of national security policy. Congress's roles in the operations of the national security system is also discussed.

Prerequisite: HIS 221. Previously offered as POL 322. Students may not earn credit for both POL 222 and POL 322.